Onion nutrition education program for health professionals and the food service industry (VN20002)
What’s it all about?
This investment is delivering evidence-based information about the health benefits of Australian onions to health and food service professionals in Australia.
On average, Australian adults consume just three grams of onion per day. In contrast, consumers in the United States and Europe consume twice as many onions as Australians. In order to close this gap, initiatives to educate health professionals and the food service industry are key as they are significant influencers of consumer food behaviour.
This project will extend previous research conducted by levy-funded project Australian onions nutrition literature review (VN18002) and the Onions food service farm tour and education pilot (VN18000) by communicating the nutritional benefits of onions to health professionals, food service professionals and industry stakeholders.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Onion Fund.