A taxonomy of Australian consumers' food and health knowledge [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof A Worsley; Dr HR Yeatman; Ms W Wang

Brief description Identification and measurement of the basic dimensions of food knowledge of consumers will inform new education curricula and community communication programs. The findings will enable better targeting of community and industry education by policy planners, education authorities, and the food industry. They will also enable monitoring and evaluation of food communication programs. In the longer term, this research may also enable citizens to deal with the changes caused by climate change, metabolic disease and increasing longevity; help educate more literate food industry workers; enhance communications between citizens, industry and government; and generate greater demand for higher quality food products.

Funding Amount $160,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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