Exploring Nutrition Radio Programs

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This 6-part series of radio programs, with Dr Alyssa and Bulkanhawuy, explores some common questions about food and nutrition, using Yolngu understanding of food groups to explore European (Balanda) food groups and healthy nutrition guidelines. Yolŋu Matha with some English

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This 6-part series of radio programs, with Dr Alyssa and Bulkanhawuy, explores some common questions about food and nutrition, using Yolngu understanding of food groups to explore European (Balanda) food groups and healthy nutrition guidelines.

Exploring nutrition - Part 1 of 6 - Mathayal

Dr Alyssa Vass and Joy Bulkanhawuy discuss the term ’mathayal’ for meat and animals and the value of these foods in Balanda and Yolŋu worldviews. (Length 5:23)

Exploring nutrition - Part 2 of 6 - Mathayal continued

This program discusses processing and cooking of Balanda meats where fat is added. This addresses ARDS Yolŋu consultants questions ‘Why is it that Yolŋu meat is sometimes different to balanda meat, even though they are all animals‘. (Length 11:03)

Exploring nutrition - Part 3 of 6 - Murnyaŋ

Murnyaŋ is the Yolŋu term for carbohydrates. Traditionally these include yams and other roots and cycad nuts. This program discusses Balanda carbohydrate foods and how some are low in sugar, like Yolŋu murnyaŋ, and other have added sugar. (Length 6:22)

Exploring nutrition - Part 4 of 6 - Murnyang continued

This program discusses how our body uses sugar for energy. The question discussed is “Is it alright to eat sweet food all the time, or just occasionally?” (Length 10:52)

Exploring nutrition - Part 5 of 6 - Children

This program is a dialogue about what is good for children to eat and in what amounts. Topics include proteins, fats and sugars. (Length 9:56)

Exploring nutrition - Part 6 of 6 – A balanced diet

In this program Bulkanhawuy asks “What is a good breakfast to give to children?” and “What does ‘a balanced diet’ mean?”. (Length 12:27)

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