Putting urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food insecurity on the agenda

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Putting urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food insecurity on the agenda

Published: 17 October 2017
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Abstract 

Food insecurity adversely affects diet quality, physical, mental and social wellbeing and the capacity to act on health advice recommended by primary healthcare providers. In this article, an overview of the neglected issue of food insecurity in urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is provided. Policy and action on food security for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is reviewed, and it is argued that for primary health care to better address food insecurity, an evidence base is needed to understand the experiences of individuals and households and how to work effectively to support food insecure clients.

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