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Nutrition & Physical Activity Program. 2 Where Public Health Nutritionists work  Darwin  1 urban nutritionist  4 remote nutritionists  1 Nutrition.

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1 Nutrition & Physical Activity Program

2 2 Where Public Health Nutritionists work  Darwin  1 urban nutritionist  4 remote nutritionists  1 Nutrition Advisor AHW  Nhulunbuy  2 nutritionists  Katherine  1 nutritionist  Tennant Creek  1 nutritionist  Alice Springs  1 urban nutritionist  6 remote nutritionists

3 3 The Nutrition and Physical Activity Team The main role of the team is the implementation of the NT Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan by capacity building through: Training Support Communication and networking Promotion and advocacy Monitoring and surveillance

4 4 Nutrition & Physical Activity Program Action Plan Priorities for action Maternal and child nutrition Food Supply Participation in regular physical activity Healthy weight for all Prevention and management of preventable chronic diseases

5 5 Maternal and Child Nutrition Antenatal education sessions Infant feeding Healthy Under 5’s program Schools in-servicing teachers nutrition education sessions implementing policy for canteens Childcare and playgroups in-servicing staff menu planning

6 6 Food Food Supply Fruit and vegetable promotion Remote indigenous stores and takeaways Supporting stores licensing Market Basket Survey Staff training

7 7 Participation in regular physical activity Community activities – walking groups, activities with sport and rec officers, other activity programs

8 8 Healthy Weight for All Eat Better, Move More – healthy weight and physical activity program for remote communities development of facilitators’ manual and training program for indigenous facilitators training and support for indigenous facilitators

9 9 Prevention and management of preventable chronic disease Resource development Staff in-services Group education

10 10 External Partnerships  DET – Childhood Healthy Weight Project  DEEWR – School Nutrition Program  FAHCSIA – Stores Licensing  Outback Stores  Research  Menzies  Good Food Systems Project  Remote Indigenous Perspectives of Physical Activity  Fred Hollows Foundation – Early Childhood Anaemia Project

11 11 Participation on National Committees  National Healthy School Canteen Policy  Food and Nutrition Subcommittee of APHDPC  Healthy Communities Initiative – COAG Preventative Health Taskforce  National Food Security Strategy in Remote Indigenous Communities - COAG  Co-OPS Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites  National Network of Physical Activity Taskforces


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