Extracting food intake patterns of young Australian adults


This interdisciplinary project explores the role food prepared outside the home versus within the home plays in the diets of young adults. This original approach is to use our newly designed and tested Smartphone application, that transforms data collection and processing, and continuous digital photography. The IT research of this project is to create novel data mining techniques to advance experts’ understanding about the outlets where young adults buy food, when they buy it, with whom and the nutritional composition and overall contribution to the diet of these foods. The knowledge gained will form the evidence-base for the formulation of policy and electronic and mobile-health promotion to reverse the problem of young adults gaining more weight than any other group in Australia.

Team members

Margaret Allman-Farinelli; Judy Kay, Kathryn Chapman, Clare Hughes; Wendy Watson, Anna Rangan, Kalina Yacef, Irena Koprinska, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Adrian Bauman, Jisu Jung.

Industry partner

Cancer Council NSW


ARC Linkage (2016-18)