'They've got to do something about the supply': Improving food security is critical to Closing the Gap

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    Abstract

    Poor dietincluding high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and energy-dense foods, and low intake of fruit and vegetablesis a leading contributor to the burden of disease in Australia, particularly through its association with conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Poor diet is also a leading contributor to the gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter respectfully referred to as Indigenous) people and non-Indigenous Australians. Although dietary behaviours are often perceived as individual choices, a broad range of factors can constrain food choice. For example, income and household composition can impact on Indigenous families food purchasing
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages32-33
    No.40
    Specialist publicationThe Health Advocate
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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