MSHR seminar series 


Julie Brimblecombe presents ‘Enough for rations and a little bit extra: Challenges of nutrition improvement in an Aboriginal community in North East Arnhem Land’, on Monday 20 August from 12pm to 1pm.

It is believed that dietary quality for Aboriginal people living on communities in remote Australia is generally poor. However reasons for this from the perspective of Aboriginal people have not been recently explored. Aboriginal Australians, similarly to non-Aboriginal people living in situations of poverty, may compromise more expensive nutrient dense foods for less expensive energy dense (nutrient poor) foods, even when the benefits of consuming a high quality diet are understood. The extended family and traditional foods play a critical role in food security.

In her presentation Julie will discuss a nutrition study conducted with the people of one community in North East Arnhem Land.

Julie Brimblecombe is a project officer with Preventable Chronic Diseases at Menzies School of Health Research.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.

Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website for information about this and future seminars.