Investigators: Prof Emily Banks, Prof Julie Byles (CI), Dr Paul Kowal, Ms Melinda Soriano.

Diet and nutrition are common risk factors contributing to the rising rates of chronic conditions. This study aimed to examine the level of intake of fruit and vegetables among people aged 45 and over in NSW. These data will be analysed against key sociodemographic factors such as age, sex, income and education, other dietary behaviours (e.g. eating meat, fruit juice, eggs, milk, cereals), and other risk factors for chronic conditions and health conditions such as BMI, physical activity, smoking and alcohol intake.

Outcomes resulting from this research:

Charlton K, Kowal P, Soriano MM, Williams S, Banks E, Vo K, et al. Fruit and vegetable intake and body mass index in a large sample of middle-aged Australian men and women. Nutrients [Internet] 2014;6(6):2305-19. doi: 10.3390/nu6062305