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The irony of a rich country: issues of financial access to and availability of healthy food in the Republic of Ireland

Friel, Sharon; Walsh, O; McCarthy, D


Objective: To determine the weekly financial cost of a diet as recommended by national policy in two parents with two children, single parents with one child and single old people with low income, and begin to identify, in a rich country context, variation in food item availability, price and household purchasing capacity. Design: Food baskets were developed based on national dietary recommendations and purchasing patterns of these household groups. National-level prices of each food were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 60.12 (2006): 1013-1018
DOI: 10.1136/jech.2005.041335


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