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BUSH TUCKER, HEALTHY EATING & WELLNESS Minimize

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease

Quick links to pages this section:

Indigenous Resources  I  Home Country News  I  Education Videos  I  Health Research  I  Indigenous CKD Stats  I  Weblinks


Bush Tucker in Kidney Failure and Diabetes
Unique guide presents helpful advice on eating Indigenous foods when you have kidney failure and diabetes, especially for who live in remote home country.

Use with clients to develop a renal diet using Bush Tucker. Download this book free from National Renal Resource Centre - Indigenous Resources - or call 1800 257189.

When you have sick kidneys a special diet can slow the rate of kidney failure and limit the build up of waste products and fluid in the body. The kidney slows down in stages, so your diet needs to change, to help it work. In kidney failure - you should take care with salt (sodium), phosphate, protein, potassium and calories. 

This 'Bush Tucker' book provides the nutrition breakdown of many Australian Indigenous and native foods - animals (walleroo, kangaroo, possum, etc), insects (moth, witchety grub, ants), native fruits and vegetables.

Medicare's Allied Health Initiative Enhanced Primary Care Plans
Chronically ill people can be managed by their GP under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan which provides Medicare rebates for allied health services (including dietitans and ancilliary services). Click links to find out how to register a client for this plan, referral forms and what is covered.

Useful Resources
     Nutrition and CKD - KHA website: under the header - Management:   
     Back on the Menu - KHA's recipe book for a restricted low potassium diet
     Kidney Stories Toolkit - No 8: Diet and kidney disease
     Chapter 10 - Thinking about food and drink - Living with Kidney Failure (7th edition)
     Dietitians Association of Australia - Find a local renal dietitian


Kukumbat gudwan daga - really cooking good food

Developing the recipes for the book was a collaborative effort between women from remote Indigenous communities of the Jawoyn region, a chef, and Alison Lorraine, a nutritionist from The Fred Hollows Foundation. The women's centres created a nutritious cookbook that uses local ingredients and caters for up to 100 healthy meals to improve the nutrition for people receiving meals on wheels or school lunch programs. Read more>

Useful websites
The Deadly Tucker Cookbook
- Public Health Unit (North Metropolitan Area Health Service 
The Flour Drum Cookbook

The IBIS healthy lifestyle guide  
The Living Strong Cookbook- Queensland Health
 
The Food Cent$ Program
  
The manual for Foodcent$ Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


Tomorrow People starts today
Australian Better Health - Measure Up - Australian, State and Territory government initiative

Tomorrow People - for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and website tells about being healthier and living longer - today, tomorrow and into the future. Tomorrow People explains how you can improve your health by making a few simple changes to your eating habits and by being more active in your daily life. By taking a few simple steps, start making a real difference – for you and your community. Download the Tomorrow People Booklet - or order Tomorrow People Resources using their special online order form.


Thumbs Up for Healthy Tucker
- The Jimmy Little Foundation

This team regularly travel to Arnhem Land communities giving workshops to encourage young Indigenous Aussies to make better healthy food choices and drink water instead of sweet sugar fizzy drinks. Healthy eating dramatically reduces the incidence of kidney failure which destroys families and communities across Australia.

The Jimmy Little Foundation - YouTube

This innovative health education program presents a range of fun videos of songs which can be used as part of kidney education sessions with Indigenous Australian children.
RIP Jimmy Little 2 April 2012

These videos are just some in a range taken at workshops
held in Arnham Land communities in the Northern Territory.

Gapuwiyak - The Water Song and Drink water instead


The EON Edible Gardens
Program
EON Edible Gardens  I  Interactive Food Wheel  I  Setting up your garden  I  Bush Tucker datasheets

EON Thriving Communities program takes better health and disease prevention message from the garden to the home.

EON ensure the education and awareness that a nutritious diet in a happy and healthy life may prevent chronic disease, was not limited by the lack of access to affordable fruit and vegetables in remote communities. To ensure children in these communities have access to free fresh fruit and vegetables, EON piloted its first Edible Garden in the Kimberley. Its success led to EON Edible Gardens Programs which is now active in eight communities across the Kimberley, with significant expansion planned over coming years. 


Updated 28 August 2013

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Last updated: Apr 2014.