10th November 2017, Volume 130 Number 1465

Isaac Amoah, Carolyn Cairncross, Elaine Rush

The cost of fruits and vegetables is rising rapidly when compared to a loaf of bread or a box of Weetbix in New Zealand.1 The monthly and annual food price…

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Isaac Amoah, PhD student, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland; Carolyn Cairncross, PhD, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland; Elaine Rush, PhD, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.

Correspondence

Elaine Rush, PhD, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1010.

Correspondence Email

elaine.rush@aut.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

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