Food Security Research Survey

Sabine Baker is a Research Fellow at QUT’s Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research. He leads the ‘Feeding Families in Tough Times’ (FFiTT) program of research, which is a collaboration between key stakeholders in food insecurity, academics and people with lived experience that aims to develop solutions to food insecurity.

For more information about FFiTT or their broader research centre, please see their website.

Feeding Families in Tough Times – Woolworths Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research (

They are currently running an Australia-wide anonymous online survey to understand more about how families manage on a tight budget, how this impacts parents and children (including child development, nutrition and health) and most importantly, what can be done to improve the situation for families in Australia, both in terms of services and support and in terms of policy changes (decrease the cost of living, increase minimum wage and social security payments, more affordable housing, improve DFV support, mental health support etc). We are hoping to reach as many families as possible, including families who may be on lower incomes but do not struggle to put food on the table. We are specifically looking for parents or carers of children between 2-12 years. The research has been approved by the QUT Ethics Committee (approval nr 6451).

The survey is open until 31 Oct 2023 and participants can go in a draw to win one of 5 $200 gift cards.

I would greatly appreciate if you could please assist with our recruitment efforts by sharing our survey information with stakeholders, collaborators and families, for example by including it in newsletters or email communication, sharing flyers or posting on social media.

As suggested social media post might look something like this (feel free to edit as you see fit):


Are you a parent or carer of a 2–12-year-old child? If you sometimes struggle to pay the bills, we would love to hear from you.

With the rising cost of living, many families are struggling to make ends meet. Help us understand more about how families cope when money for essentials is tight, and what impact this has on parents and children.

Complete an anonymous online survey here and go in a draw to win a $200 gift card.


I have attached some images and pdf flyers as well as animated social media posts that you could use to promote the research.

Thanks so much for your consideration.

Please let me know if you are able to support this study, or if you have any questions or concerns.


Kind regards,

Sabine Baker, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health
Queensland University of Technology
Phone: 0493 137 680 | Email: 
Level 6, 62 Graham St, South Brisbane


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