28 July 2023

New girl in town ready to drive healthier eating in remote Indigenous communities

| Chisa Hasegawa
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A woman wearing a CEQ polo shirt is smiling at the camera , She is standing in front of a hedge with little red flowers and a poster showing the logos of CEQ and their stores.

Georgia Day says she’s excited to be taking on a nutritionist role in remote Cape York and Torres Strait communities.

A NEW community nutritionist has joined Queensland’s remote Indigenous community retail operator to further drive healthy eating in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Community Enterprise Queensland welcomes Georgia Day, who will be working alongside remote store teams to improve the position of healthy food options and make it easier for customers to purchase.

Ms Day said her role was to be “focused on in-store environments and promoting health and wellbeing by encouraging customers towards healthier choices”.

The Monash University graduate has hit the ground running, working closely with the CEQ team as it prepares to release the 2023-2027 Nutrition and Wellbeing Strategy.

“My passion is creating health-enabling food environments. I’m excited to be a part of implementing long-lasting and positive changes within CEQ that will support community aspirations for health,” Ms Day said.

CEQ’s nutrition and wellbeing manager Melinda Hammond said the new recruit was a “real driving force in health promotion”, and that now was the perfect time for her to “come in and further improve on that side of our business”.

Ms Hammond added that CEQ was also seeking to appoint a First Nations nutrition cadet to work alongside Ms Day in promoting healthy eating and increasing nutrition capacity in stores.

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