In mid-2019. The Plug-in was engaged by the CSIRO to deliver a study into the well-being of older South Australians. The CSIRO invited The Plug-in influencers aged 65 and over to participate in a study investigating people’s attitudes, behaviours and preferences around diet, health and physical activity.

As with all our projects, The Plug-in has a range of selection criteria for participants. To be eligible for this particular project, you will need to be:

• Aged 65 or over
• Independently making decisions about your meals at least three times a week (involved in or having a say in food shopping and food choice in your household)
• Residing in Adelaide
• Living independently (not currently residing in a high care or residential facility)
• Able or capable of performing at least light physical activity
• Available to complete a 1-hour online survey, the first stage of the study

The first stage of the project required participants to complete an online survey, with the opportunity to opt-in to an additional in-depth research experience. During this second stage of the project, participants worked with the CSIRO research team to record food and beverage consumption as well as physical activity for three days per week over a two to three-week period.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this important project by providing valuable insights into attitudes, concerns and current practices regarding food and health — you have made a valuable contribution to scientific knowledge in this field of study.

For further information contact us on 08 8224 5526 or email