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Food Insecurity in Australia: Implications for General Practitioners

Lindberg, Rebecca; Lawrence, Mark; Gold, Lisa; Pegram, Olivia; Friel, Sharon

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Background In Australia, it would appear that food is abundant. For a proportion of people, however, accessing enough food to eat can be a daily or weekly struggle. Objectives This article provides a summary about the prevalence, causes and consequences of food insecurity that affects vulnerable populations in Australia, and discusses the implications for general practitioners (GPs). Discussion It is estimated that 4% of Australians cannot access sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Food...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25646
Source: Australian Family Physician

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