Food Security

Food security is when people have reliable access  to sufficient, affordable, nutritious food to support a healthy life.

What is food security?

Food security is when people have reliable access to sufficient, affordable, nutritious food to support a healthy life.

Lack of reliable access to fresh food compromises health and contributes to chronic disease. Reliable and secure food supply is taken for granted by most Australians. However, this is not the case for many people living in remote Australia. Long transport distances and seasonal climatic conditions create challenges and add costs to food supply. On occasions, food must be air-freighted into some isolated communities at huge additional expense. Food transport and storage are sometimes not optimal, so food quality at the point of purchase may be poor.

The Alliance seeks to raise awareness of food security issues to bring about further improvements in food supply and nutrition in rural and remote Australia.

 

 

2016 REPORT:

Food security and health in rural and remote Australia

 
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Educational resources and community programs

Bulgarr Ngaru Fruit
and Veg Program NSW

A hands-on educational program to improve Indigenous children’s health

Eat well to be strong

Healthy eating and managing food intake are important elements of this program

Good Tucker

Good nutrition is key to preventing chronic disease and helping to close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.