Healthy diets ASAP - Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol
|dc.identifier.citation||Lee, A. and Kane, S. and Lewis, M. and Good, E. and Pollard, C. and Landrigan, T. and Dick, M. 2018. Healthy diets ASAP - Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol. Nutr J. 17 (1).|
© 2018 The Author(s). Background: This paper describes the rationale, development and final protocol of the Healthy Diets Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing (ASAP) method which aims to assess, compare and monitor the price, price differential and affordability of healthy (recommended) and current (unhealthy) diets in Australia. The protocol is consistent with the International Network for Food and Obesity / non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support's (INFORMAS) optimal approach to monitor food price and affordability globally. Methods: The Healthy Diets ASAP protocol was developed based on literature review, drafting, piloting and revising, with key stakeholder consultation at all stages, including at a national forum. Discussion: The protocol was developed in five parts. Firstly, for the healthy (recommended) and current (unhealthy) diet pricing tools; secondly for calculation of median and low-income household incomes; thirdly for store location and sampling; fourthly for price data collection, and; finally for analysis and reporting. The Healthy Diets ASAP protocol constitutes a standardised approach to assess diet price and affordability to inform development of nutrition policy actions to reduce rates of diet-related chronic disease in Australia. It demonstrates application of the INFORMAS optimum food price and affordability methods at country level. Its wide application would enhance monitoring and utility of dietary price and affordability data from a health perspective in Australia. The protocol could be adapted in other countries to monitor the price, price differential and affordability of current and healthy diets.
|dc.title||Healthy diets ASAP - Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol|
|curtin.department||School of Public Health|
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