A population-based study of household food and drink purchases in New Zealand

Household food and drink

Does the healthiness of food and non-alcoholic drink product purchases vary according to retail store type? A study by Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu from The University of Auckland, and Nutrition Lead at NIHI, together with her team found significant differences in household purchases of healthy food and beverages according to food retail store type.

Given the global incidence of obesity, metabolic diseases (e.g. type 2 diabetes), cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer are increasing at an alarming rate, and unhealthy food environments are a key driver, they conclude policies and strategies need to be developed to improve the availability and sales of more healthy food across all store types.

Read the full research article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352827321000598?via%3Dihub