Resettled refugees adopting our bad food habits

An article in The Conversation from a few years ago has resurfaced as part of an analysis of how better data access can enable urban planners to ease community weight problems. The article mentioned, written by former Griffith University student Catherine Gichunge, says that, in Australia, refugees are often resettled in areas with many unhealthy food outlets and poor access to healthy food. They have little money to spend on food and don’t have good access to transport, diminishing their ability to make healthy food choices.

Read the article on food access here. The article on urban planning is here.

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Healthy eating, News|