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Australian Indigenous cookbook promotes healthy tucker

Australian Indigenous cookbook promotes healthy tucker

Posted 8 October 2009, 10:32 AEDT

Addressing the 17 year gap in life expectancy between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is a stated policy priority for the current government.

Acute infections used to be the big cause of Aboriginal mortality, but today diabetes, heart and kidney disease are major killers.

The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working with indigenous women in the Northern Territory developing a very practical way to help solve diet-related health problems - a cookbook by and for indigenous women with recipes appropriate for use in remote communities.

It is called "Kukumbat gudwan daga" or "really cooking good food".

Presenter: Fran Kelly

Speaker: Joy McLaughlin, Fred Hollows Foundation's Indigenous Programs Manager

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