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Food and Drinks Provision Policy
Healthy choices made easy Policy (Adobe PDF document - 820KB) | DOCX (2169KB)
Quick guide to the policy (Adobe PDF document - 328KB) | DOCX (424KB)
FAQs (Adobe PDF document - 334KB) | DOCX (740KB)
Catering guide for meetings and other events (Adobe PDF document - 896KB) | DOCX (2087KB)
Healthy fundraising guide (Adobe PDF document - 122KB) | DOCX (577KB)
Foods and drinks guide (Adobe PDF document - 1348KB) | DOCX (2072KB)
Vending machines RDH guideline


Tastes Good, Is Good recipe book2016This recipe book is an update of the 2001 edition, which was created through a competition.  Communities were invited to send in healthy recipes for 10 people that were then cooked by students at Charles Darwin University.  The recipes are low fat, low salt, tasty and easy to prepare.Full Details
NT Health Nutrition and Physical Activity Strategy 2015 - 20202016

This Strategy  is intended for staff within NT Health who are in a position to influence the determinants of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. It provides an overview of the key health issues associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity throughout the life course, brings together the available evidence of interventions that have been effective in addressing them, and suggests a range of strategic actions relevant to the NT context. In practice, this strategy can be used as a guide and practical tool for planning and evaluation across the spectrum of programs that have a remit in nutrition and physical activity. It complements the Northern Territory Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy 2010-20201 and supports its implementation.

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Long Day Care Menu Planner2016

This planning tool can assist long day care providers to review their menus and determine whether nutritional requirements of their children are being met. The tool recommends age appropriate servings and aims to meet 50% of a child's RDIs (recommended daily intakes) as outlined in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

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Remote Stores Newsletter2013This newsletter is produced quarterly to share stories from remote community stores on how they promote healthy food and drink. It also includes product and staff profiles and healthy recipes for use in community takeaways.Full Details
Let's Dig! A School Garden Resource (Adobe PDF document - 5247KB)2013This resource offers ideas and activities to run each of 4 components of a School Garden unit of work, suitable for Transition through to Year 6 students. The 4 components are: Nutrition; Gardening; Food Safety and Cooking. These are designed to encourage and support interest in healthy eating, food production and cooking. A range of additional resources are also highlighted that will assist teachers.n/a
Feeding Babies2013This information is about feeding babies from birth to early childhood.Full details
Good Food for Diabetes2010Everyone has some sugar in their blood to help them think and move about.
The name for the sugar in blood is glucose. People with diabetes have too
much glucose in their blood. Some people call diabetes sugar sickness.
Eat Better, Move More.2009

Eat Better, Move more is a resource kit for the promotion of nutrition and physical activity in remote communities. It is available to health staff and educators who regularly promote nutrition and physical activity in remote NT communities and/or with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and who have undertaken the training required to use the resource.

Contact the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program on 8985 8021 for more information on training opportunities.

The Flour Drum Stove Cookbook2009A flour-drum stove can be used for cooking healthy family meals when camping, or when there is no stove or electricity. This book explains how to make a flour-drum stove and how to use it. The book includes recipes which are suitable for families in remote areas far from big supermarkets and specialty food shops.Full Details

Market basket surveys

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AnnualIn 1995 the NT Department of Health and Community Services developed the NT Food and Nutrition Policy. One of the strategies identified in this policy was to develop a tool (the "Market Basket Survey") to monitor food cost, availability, variety and quality in remote community stores. The Market Basket Survey also enables information to be collected on: store management, employment of Aboriginal people, existence of a store nutrition policy, community development initiatives by the store such as sponsorship and donations, nutrition promotions and store worker training. The first Territory wide survey of remote stores was carried out in 1998 when 45 stores were surveyed.n/a
RIST Resources2005The Remote Indigenous Stores and Takeaways (RIST) Project was conducted in 2005 by the SA, WA, NT, QLD, NSW and Australian Government Health Departments to improve access to a healthy food supply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in remote communities. These resources were developed to help establish and improve standards for 'healthy' remote stores.Full Details

The NT hunting for health challenge lesson pack

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2005The NT hunting for health challenge lesson pack consists of a variety of lesson plans designed for the various year levels within primary school. Each focuses on making healthy food choices and regular physical activity as ways of preventing lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure in later life.Full details
Northern Territory Physical Activity Survey2003

This survey was undertaken in July 2003 in partnership between the then Department of Health and Community Services and the National Heart Foundation (NT Division). It measured levels of physical activity in the non-indigenous population aged 18 to 54 years as well as knowledge and attitude in relation to physical activity recommendations.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating

1998The guide is a scientifically based nutrition education resource that can help educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about choosing a balanced and varied healthy diet. The guide shows how much food is required every day from each food group for good nutrition and health. The foods included in the guide are those that can be found at the store as well as some local bush foods.Full details