Investigators: Catherine Burns; Kostas Mavromaras; Anthony Scott; Lisa Gold; Mark Lawrence

Commenced: 2008
Funding body: Australian Research Council Linkage Project

Synopsis

In Australia a high burden of chronic disease is born by the less socio-economically advantaged. This is in part due to poor diet. Why these populations eat poorly is not fully understood. This study will identify and analyse the determinants of food purchase in low income consumers. This data will be applied at a population level to make health projections and to inform the testing of alternative geasible policy interventions. In the final phase, findings will be articulated into recommendations for appropriate social, economic and health policies to redress the high burden of disease currently experienced in low income families.