Journal article

Nutritional impacts of a fruit and vegetable subsidy programme for disadvantaged Australian Aboriginal children

Andrew P Black, Hassan Vally, Peter Morris, Mark Daniel, Adrian Esterman, Connie S Karschimkus, Kerin O'Dea

British Journal of Nutrition | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the families who participated in this evaluation study and the staff at the three health services, particularly David Ferguson and May Robinson from the Bulgarr fruit and vegetable committee, for the success of the F&V programme. Kerry Hampshire, Fiona Smith, Karen Spark, Nicole Turner, Lea Clayden and Marie Gough contributed significantly to the clinical assessments and data collection. Dr Karen Walker and Ms Jiang Hwa Lee at Monash University entered dietary recall data into FoodWorks and produced standard and supplementary nutrient and food intake analyses. The present study was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (PhD scholarship ID no. 520681 and program grant no. 320860). The authors' contributions are as follows: A. P. B., H. V., P. M. and K. O. designed the research; A. P. B. conducted the research; A. P. B., M. D., A. E., H. V. and K. O. analysed the data; A. P. B., H. V., P. M. and K. O. wrote the paper; A. P. B. had primary responsibility for the final content; C. S. K. undertook the analysis of carotenoids. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. None of the authors has a conflict of interest.