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Diet change necessary to close indigenous health gap

Diet change necessary to close indigenous health gap

Updated 6 August 2014, 8:28 AEST

Closing the life expectancy gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is a top priority for the federal and state governments.

But nutritionists are warning that goal won't be achieved unless more attention is paid to diet in indigenous communities and not just smoking and drinking rates.

Presenter: Samantha Donovan

Speaker: Jennifer Browne, public health nutritionist, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation & Latrobe University researcher

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