NRWC National Food Basket
Why the standard food basket is important to people living in rural, regional and remote Australia.
The National Rural Women's Coalition (NRWC) is undertaking the first ever national survey of a "standard" food basket for rural, remote and regional families across Australia. The items in this "standard" food basket are based on the Victorian Healthy Food Basket and it aims to meet at least 95% of energy requirements for a family of four. There are 44 items in this "standard" basket. The evidence gathered from this survey will be used to provide information on the cost of food and food security for rural people.
Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to efficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
(Committee on World Food Security 2009)
We are asking people from across Australia to collect the prices of a "standard" food basket - you DON'T need to buy the items we just need to have the cost of them at the weight or sizes indicated so we can analyse the results.
Please help us and complete as much as you can.
The NRWC Team