Abstract: Indigenous Australians suffer a disproportionate burden of preventable chronic disease compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts – much of it diet-related. Increasing fruit and vegetable intakes and reducing sugar-sweetened soft-drink consumption can reduce the risk of preventable chronic disease. There is evidence from some general population studies that subsidising healthier foods can modify dietary behaviour. There is little such evidence relating specifically to socio-economically disadvantaged populations, even though dietary behaviour in such populations is arguably more likely to be susceptible to such interventions. This study will provide original evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of price discounts with or without an in-store nutrition education intervention on food and drink purchasing among a socio-economically disadvantaged population in a real-life setting.
Brimblecombe, Julie, Ferguson, Megan, Liberato, Selma C., Ball, Kylie, Moodie, Marjory L., Magnus, Anne, Miles, Edward, Leach, Amanda J., Chatfield, Mark D., Ni Mhurchu, Cliona, O’Dea, Kerin, Bailie, Ross S., 2013, Stores Healthy Options Project in Remote Indigenous Communities (SHOP@RIC): a protocol of a randomised trial promoting healthy food and beverage purchases through price discounts and in-store nutrition education, Volume:13, Journal Article, viewed 09 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14553.