Revised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating

Here at Nutrition Plus we recognise the importance of a nutritiously adequate and complete diet for all Australians. More importantly is communicating that message to the people who need it most!

The National Health and Medical Research Council has recently released it’s revised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating, which provides information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the amount and kind of foods that people should be eating for better health and wellbeing.

The guide uses a pictorial food chart to show the different food groups, and to outline how much of a certain food group to eat for a healthy diet. The guide also provides information on eating less sugar, less salt, and less saturated fat.

Ideas for healthy snacks are shown at the bottom of the guide, which also promotes the importance of drinking plenty of water. The guide was adapted from the wider population Australian dietary guidelines.

More information and resources can be found at: http://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/

Flyer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guide to healthy eating

Juice Plus Franchisee Fundraisers and Donors Update

Nutrition Plus would again like to thank Suzie McCarthy, Danera Wilkinson, Candy Salkeld
and Pauline Swan for organising the Inspiring Healthy Living and Giving Nutrition Plus
Fundraiser at The Lake Café, Cabarita on the North Coast of NSW.  This group and the
attendees to this event raised $1100 for Nutrition Plus -Totally amazing effort and event!

Pictured Above: Organisers Suzie McCarthy, Danera Wilkinson, Candy Salkeld
and Pauline Swan and some of the attendees at the Inspiring Healthy Living and Giving Nutrition Plus Fundraiser at The Lake Café, Cabarita on the North Coast of NSW

 
We would like to thank Jess Fuller who became a Nutrition Plus sponsor after attending a Juice Plus Cultural training with Uncle Paul and Uncle David at their National Marketing Director school over the weekend of August 14-16th.  Our child sponsors are so appreciated as it means we can support more children in their nutritional journey.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, 9th of August

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be observed on 9 August ever year, during the first International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People. On 16 December 2005, the General Assembly adopted the Programme of Action for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People and adopted ‘Partnership for action and dignity’ as its theme. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was continued as a part of this Programme of Action. The day is observed in United Nations offices in New York, Geneva and other offices of the United Nations.

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2015

Children's Day PosterNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrated on 4 August 2015 and is the largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It is a time for all Australians to celebrate and learn about the protective influence that community, culture and family play in the lives of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child. This year’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day theme, Little People, Big Futures, is all about helping kids stand tall and feel connected and proud in culture. Having a strong connection to culture helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children develop a strong sense of self, a comprehensive education, and a big future.

  National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is about supporting and celebrating the services that empower children to have big futures. These services are crucial for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, especially for those who experience greater rates of out-of-home care.

Did you know?

• The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is much younger than the wider Australian community population, with more than one in three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under 15 years of age (compared with one-fifth of the wider Australian community).

• Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures contain natural protective and wellbeing features such as kinship networks. 

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are healthier and happier when they have strong language, culture and cultural identity.

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are almost 10 times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous children.

• While comprising just 5.5% of all children aged 0-17 years in Australia, in 2013-14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children amounted to nearly 35% of all children placed in out-of-home care. 

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teenagers in urban and regional areas attend school more regularly if they speak an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language.

• Where cultural identity is strong, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are more likely to complete secondary school.

• Indigenous children are over-represented in out-of-home care across all age groups.

 

For more information about National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, please go to their website at: http://aboriginalchildrensday.com.au/

Stolen Generations Conference, Adelaide 24-25th August, 2015

Stolen Generations Conference

24th-25th August 2015

The Grand Chancellor Hotel on Hindley

Adelaide S.A

This Conference is hosted by United Conference Services, with a great line up of Speakers Australia wide. We aim to focus and help establish a national network and resources through information sharing and to bring together men, women and organisations as a united voice against our culture being torn apart, through the lack of understanding indigenous values and way of life.

Today’s society is plagued with stories of all the wrong in our communities.

Indigenous people have strived to better their communities and families which has given rise to countless numbers of great initiative.

Our Conference is a way to highlight these great achievements and share knowledge   which has always been our cultural way.

The backbone of our existence is family custom and spirituality, we believe that from sharing experiences and knowledge, we become stronger as a collective.

The Stolen Generations

The Stolen Generations are the generations of Aboriginal children taken away or removed from their families by Governments, churches and welfare bodies to be brought up in institutes or fostered out to white families.

It is not known precisely how many aboriginal children were removed, when the Aborigines Welfare Board (formerly the Aborigines Protection Board) was abolished. Poor record keeping, the loss of records and changes to departmental structures have made it almost impossible to trace many connections.

Almost every Aboriginal family has been affected in some way by the policies of child removal. Taking children from their families was and is one of the most devastating practices since white settlement and has profound repercussions for all aboriginal people today.

This Conference is opened to all interested attendees, the sole purpose of this Conference is purely to come together to learn and understand the continued events and effects of the Stolen Generations.

Come, share, Network, Listen & Learn at this unforgettable Conference.

We have a great line up of Speakers over the 2 days. Opening Key Note Speaker: Archie Roach, who will also perform “Took the Children Away’. Register also for our Gala Networking Dinner on Monday evening, be entertained with a  special performance by Archie Roach.

To Register your attendance to this inspiring conference go to www.unitedconferences.net

Hunter Valley Cultural Festival

These school holidays why not take your family to the scenic Hunter Valley in NSW for a truly unique Indigenous cultural experience. The Ngurrampaa: Wakagetti Dance Company invite the general public to immerse themselves in local Aboriginal culture through a series of amazing activities and workshops!

For more information for how you and your children can participate please contact Waylon Boney on the mobile number provided on the poster below.

Louise and Celine Complete the Ultra Spirit Fun Run in 1 hour and 12 minutes!

celine and louiseThe Juice Plus+ Ultra Spirit fun run was held last Saturday and two of our team traveled down to Melbourne to participate. A big congrats to Louise Ormerod and Celine Egan finishing in 1 hour and 12 minutes!!! A great effort girls and we’re very proud of you.

For those of you not familiar with the reason for this event: last year the Kimberley Ultra-Marathon – a grueling 100km event run through the Kimberley region – was cut short by a major bushfire. Our President Louise Ormerod and three of our wonderful Juice Plus+ franchisees Kaye Burton, Karen Boxsell and Sam Gash participated in this event but fortunately escaped the bushfire unharmed, which sadly wasn’t the case for two of the competitors Turia Pitt and Kate Sanderson who sustained severe burns, in Turia’s case to over 64% of her body.

The Ultra Spirit fun run was created to help raise funds to support them and the cost of their ongoing medical care and successfully raised over $35,000 with help from 300 participants, many more donors and volunteers including our key supporter Juice Plus+ who sponsored the event. A fantastic effort and funds much needed to help the girls through their ongoing recovery. If you’d like to add your support to this cause donations are still being accepted online through the following link: http://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/ultraspirit

Dr Cheryl Kickett Tucker from Koya Aboriginal Corporation and Pindi-Pindi Research Center

Dr Cheryl Kickett Tucker from Koya Aboriginal Corporation and Pindi-Pindi Research Center spoke about the Indigenous Australians living in Western Australia, with Hui Lin and Connie on The Scope 6eba 95.3.

Cheryl helped us at Nutrition Plus get our first project in Perth off the ground. This is a really fab interview that delivers some great insights to some really common questions around Indigenous issues including health, culture, the stolen generation etc. Very much worth taking the time to listen.

http://soundcloud.com/huilin-tan/director-of-koya-aboriginal

New Partnership with Remote Indigenous Gardens Network

Remote Indigenous garden networkAt Nutrition Plus we’re excited to announce a new partnership with RIG, the Remote Indigenous Gardens Network! RIG do some wonderful work in remote communities and share the Nutrition Plus ethos of improved nutrition through local, sustainable food production in and by remote communities. We have some great partnership projects lined up and can’t wait to keep everyone in the loop as they roll out. For more information about RIG check out their website here

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