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Food insecurity in Australia: Implications for general practitioners

Lindberg, Rebecca, Lawrence, Mark, Gold, Lisa, Friel, Sharon and Pegram, Olivia 2015, Food insecurity in Australia: Implications for general practitioners, Australian family physician, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 859-862.

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Title Food insecurity in Australia: Implications for general practitioners
Author(s) Lindberg, Rebecca
Lawrence, MarkORCID iD for Lawrence, Mark orcid.org/0000-0001-6899-3983
Gold, LisaORCID iD for Gold, Lisa orcid.org/0000-0002-2733-900X
Friel, Sharon
Pegram, Olivia
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 44
Issue number 11
Start page 859
End page 862
Total pages 4
Publisher Royal Australian College of General
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic
Publication date 2015-11-02
ISSN 0300-8495
Summary 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 insecurity can be both a precursor to, and a by-product of, chronic disease and poverty. Patients who are food insecure may skip meals, eat cheap food and experience stress. They may show incredible resilience and skills in managing and masking this issue. Identifying this vulnerable population is of high importance to GPs as it has an impact on the work-up and care of such individuals. Effective links between welfare and health services are required to address patients’ material, financial and environmental barriers to food security
Field of Research 1117 Public Health And Health Services
1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Royal Australian College of General
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080256

Document type: Journal Article
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