Dietary intake of women from two Australian cities living in poverty
Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
Taylor & Francis
School of Medical and Health Sciences
University of Canberra Early Career Academic Research Development Grant (ECARD) (2016)
This study assessed the quantity and quality of food consumed by Australian Capital Territory and Perth women living in poverty from July to October 2017. Sixty-six women, recruited through charitable food organizations, participated in one-on-one interviews and 24-hr dietary recall. Overall, diet quality was poor. Daily energy intakes ranged between 96 kJ-11450 kJ. 75 % of women consumed below the minimum energy requirement for their age. Daily serve recommendations and Estimated Average Requirements for calcium, iron and potassium were not met. Urgent action is needed from government, health, food, and community sectors to address the ongoing challenges faced by women experiencing food insecurity.
Lawlis, T., Bowden, M., Lo, J., & Devine, A. (2022). Dietary intake of women from two Australian cities living in poverty. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. Advance online publication.