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Cost of dietary improvement project



The Cost of dietary improvement project aimed to gain an understanding of:

Three Northern Territory communities participated in the project, which involved collecting store sales reports and food service invoices between July 2010 and June 2011. This information provided a picture of what was consumed by the total population in the three communities over the year. This excluded traditional foods and foods not bought in the community.

The information gained was analysed and models were built to determine the cost and health impact of changes to the current diet. This project provided a complete story of the foods eaten by community people in remote Australia and provided evidence on changes required to the diet at minimum cost.

The project found:

Funding for the project was from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Council. Menzies School of Health Reserch collaborated with Deakin University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on this project.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research


Dr Julie Brimblecombe
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building (JMB)
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
Darwin NT 0811
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196 (Reception)
Fax:(08) 8927 5187


Last updated: 25 May 2015
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