Monash University recently organised a webinar series called HEALTHY STORiES = GOOD FOOD. This four-part on-line event highlighted the innovative and emerging approaches to the challenges experienced by community stores in providing a healthy and affordable food supply.

Outback Stores featured in four of the short videos shown throughout the webinar series:

1. Employment in remote community stores – featuring Alma Ngalmi and Dotty Repu who both started out working in their community stores, and now are invaluable members of the training team in the Darwin support office.

2. Engawala Store Sugar Policy – Audrey Inkamala explains how the store’s board of directors tackled health problems affecting the community by implementing ‘No Sugar Wednesdays’.

3. Mirnirri Store Sugar Policy – Cynthia Smith, chairperson of the store in Ali Curung talks about how the store introduced two sugar-free days.

4. Santa Teresa’s in-store health promotion – informative and clear signage that makes healthy choices easier, with help from Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up! and the Good Tucker app.