Survey focuses on local food habits

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Dr Stephanie Godrich from ECUs School of Medical and Health Sciences is leading a study on accessing locally grown fruit and veg in the South West.
Camera IconDr Stephanie Godrich from ECUs School of Medical and Health Sciences is leading a study on accessing locally grown fruit and veg in the South West. Credit: supplied

Edith Cowan University South West will research the barriers around buying and eating locally produced fruit and vegetables.

The South West WA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable study involves a survey, which anyone can complete.

ECU School of Medical and Health Sciences lecturer, nutritionist and lead investigator Dr Stephanie Godrich said the project “looks at what may or may not make it difficult for residents to access regionally grown fresh fruit and vegetables”.

“We need people from all walks of life from the South West to participate in the survey,” she said.

“This is to provide us with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to ensure we capture enough information on why people choose the foods they do.

“The first part will ask questions about shopping habits and to rate your level of agreement with certain statements that may be barriers for accessing South West WA grown fresh fruit or vegetables.”

“The second part of the survey will determine how frequently you eat those fruit and vegetables, and what proportion was grown in the South West.”

Survey participants will go in the draw to win a $50 Coles-Myer voucher.

To be involved, email s.godrich@ecu.edu.au or visit https://ecuau.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4HeMHKg24pyd2W9.

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