Project aims and design

The aim of the project is to estimate the effects of nutrition policy options on population health in New Zealand.

First, the different nutrition policy scenarios to be evaluated will be specified in consultation with the Programme Advisory Group and other stakeholders. The key output will be change in HALYs (Health Adjusted Life Years).  Next, the input parameters will be created for modelling. Finally, the health effects of the interventions or policy scenarios will be determined using modelling techniques.

This research is now underway and will use data generated from the other DIET projects.


Lead Researcher

This project will be led by Professor Tony Blakely at The University of Otago Wellington.