Co-designing an intervention to improve food security and healthy eating among university students

Co-designing an intervention to improve food security and healthy eating among university students

Co-designing an intervention to improve food security and healthy eating among university students

Co-designing an intervention with university students and stakeholders to reduce food insecurity and improve access and affordability of fruit and vegetables for university students

About the project

The prevalence of food insecurity in Australia had been estimated to be up to 15% before the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has been reported a significant increase in the need for food relief since the COVID-19 outbreak. University students have been identified as a new at-risk population group for food insecurity.

This project aims to co-design an intervention with university students and other stakeholders to reduce food insecurity and improve access and affordability of fruit and vegetables. Using a co-design approach, university students and stakeholders will discuss options and be involved in the design process to ensure that the interventions meet their needs and expectations. Moreover, they are able to share their experiences in solving food insecurity issues among university students.

Understanding university students’ eating habits on campus will help identify appropriate interventions to reduce food insecurity and improve access and affordability of fruit and vegetables.

Your voices and ideas matter

You are invited to complete a university-wide survey if you are at least 18 years old and enrolled as a Macquarie University student.

Simply complete this survey here

Project funding

This project is funded by the Macquarie University Research Acceleration Scheme 2021.

Research team

Research output

Project progress, visualisations and the final report will be uploaded to this page. Please check back for future updates later.

Further information

For further information please contact us at dhs.foodenvironment@mq.edu.au

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