Victorian Healthy Food Basket
y Dietetic students conducted in Shepparton, 2008
y Cost of healthy food basket for a 71 year old elderly woman (pensioner):
y $102.50/fortnight (Independent store)
y 18.7% of income (based on 2008 pension figure $546.80 per fortnight)
y $104.40/fortnight (larger supermarket chain) y 19.1% of income
y Doesn’t include other grocery items such as cleaning products etc.