Traditional food availability and consumption in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Megan Ferguson, Clare Brown, Claire Georga, Edward Miles, Alyce Wilson, Julie Brimblecombe
Aust N Z J Public Health | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: To explore availability, variety and frequency consumption of traditional foods and their role in alleviating food insecurity in remote Aboriginal Australia. METHODS: Availability was assessed through repeated semi-structured interviews and consumption via a survey. Quantitative data were described and qualitative data classified. RESULTS: Aboriginal and non-Indigenous key informants (n=30 in 2013; n=19 in 2014) from 20 Northern Territory (NT) communities participated in interviews. Aboriginal primary household shoppers (n=73 in 2014) in five of these communities participated in a survey. Traditional foods were reported to be available year-round in all 20 communities. Most partic..View full abstract