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Aust J Public Health. 1994 Mar;18(1):67-70.

Food-purchasing behaviour in an Aboriginal community. 2. Evaluation of an intervention aimed at children.

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Menzies School of Health Research, Alice Springs.


The previously described survey of food-purchasing behaviour in a central-Australian Aboriginal community demonstrated that children have sufficient disposable income to provision themselves directly from food outlets. Subsequently, a community-based intervention project developed strategies to provide healthier choices for these children. Two years after the initial survey, a follow-up survey was conducted in which all food purchases by children under the age of 15 in the community were recorded over a two-week period. The results demonstrate an improvement in the quality of foods and beverages purchased by children at the time of the second survey.

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