Health and Human Development - The capacity of individuals and families
to make changes to their food choices: money
Change may involve money. For families on low incomes, food may need to be
a priority over other purchases. Fresh, unprocessed foods are usually
cheaper to buy than ready to eat foods, but the hidden costs of electricity
or gas, cooking equipment and a reserve of ingredients increases the cost.
Rural Australians often pay a lot more for their food than city residents.
For families who live in remote areas the cost can be much higher. The
following report is of a study carried out in the north of Western
Australia where there is a high population of Australian Aborigines.
Compare the differences in food costs.
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