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Food Security – New report on community food stores licensing outcomes

2011 May 31
by anthea

An independent report has found stores licensing in the Northern Territory has helped people in remote communities to have better access to healthy, affordable food.

The Australian Government established a licensing regime for community stores in the Northern Territory as part of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER).

The evaluation of the Community Stores Licensing Program by the Cultural & Indigenous Research Centre Australia found the regime has helped improve food security, especially with regards to the quality, quantity and range of healthy food available.

To read the report in full, go to:  http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/indigenous/pubs/nter_reports/Pages/eval_com_stores_licensing.aspx

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