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This randomised controlled trial aimed to provide evidence for the impact of food price discounts on nutrition and cardiovascular health improvement in remote Indigenous Australian communities.
The project trialled the effect of a 20 per cent price discount on food, with and without an in-store nutrition education strategy, on fruit and vegetables, water and diet drink purchases in remote Indigenous Australian community stores.
Twenty remote Indigenous Australian communities were involved and were matched by size and remoteness.
The effect of the intervention on community level cardiovascular health will be examined using routinely collected clinic data.
The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the National Heart Foundation (NHF).
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Julie Brimblecombe
Senior Research Fellow
Menzies School of Health Reseacrh
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