Dr Emma McMahon
|Institute:||Menzies School of Health Research|
Making healthy food choices the easy choice for people in remote Indigenous communities
Heart disease is the main cause of death for Indigenous Australians and is disproportionately high in those who live remotely; this is largely underpinned by poor diet quality.
Most food consumed in remote communities comes from the community store; these are mostly owned by the community and governed by elected store…
Supporting decision making to improve food supply and access in remote Indigenous communities
Heart disease is the main cause of death in the Indigenous Australian population, with those living in very remote areas at the highest risk.
The diet of the people living in remote Indigenous communities is very high in salt/ sugar but very low in fruit/vegetables; these factors increase risk of heart disease.