Quality nutrition in correctional settings represents a huge opportunity for improvements in health outcomes. How does the average weight of people in prisons stack up against that of the general public? This lecture considers the challenges to providing optimal nutrition to inmates and how nurses an encourage better, healthy choices.
Sarah Gray is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who started her career in the prison setting and has now worked for Queensland Health for two years, providing nutrition services to Queensland Corrective Services and The Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Sarah provides clinical and food service dietetic services to two men’s prisons, a women’s prison and a youth detention centre at Wacol. She enjoys the unique challenges and potential for change and improvement that working in prisons provides. Her areas of interest are diabetes and geriatric nutrition.