Safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices

4. Improving nutrition – the ability to store prepare and cook food

4. Improving nutrition – the ability to store prepare and cook food

Poor nutrition is one factor contributing to Indigenous people having high rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and renal disease. Poor nutrition is also a major cause of infectious diseases in children.  In remote communities, choosing a healthy diet is complicated by factors such as low incomes, the cost of food, local store management practices and the ability to store, prepare and cook food at home.

A reliable water supply is critical for improving nutrition. Drinking water is essential for life and potable water is also required for preparing food, cleaning food utensils and cooking equipment, and for washing teeth and dental appliances.

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The Housing for Health methodology is based on Safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices. These Practices link your health and the place where you live, anywhere in the world. The Healthy Living Practices are prioritized on the basis of existing public health knowledge and their likely impact on health.

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