Journal article

Development of a healthy food basket for Victoria

Claire Palermo, Alyce Wilson

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Access to an affordable, nutritious food supply is an important determinant of population health. Healthy food basket surveys have been used across Australia as a tool to monitor food cost, quality and variety. The release of the revised Nutrient Reference Values, together with local interest in food security, highlighted the need to develop a Victorian Healthy Food Basket to reflect the food access issues of the Victorian population. METHOD: The development took place at Monash University, Victoria, in December 2006. Demographic and food purchasing data were used to define the family types and foods in the healthy basket, respectively. The revised Nutrient Reference Values were u..

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