Research from Nutrition Research Australia and Deloitte Access Economics shows that increasing our grain fibre intake could prevent hundreds of thousands of cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) every year. Consequently the economic savings in healthcare and lost productivity could reach into the billions of dollars.

Top findings:

  • If all Australians increase their grain fibre intake by 4-5g (one serve of high fibre grain food) a day, it could prevent 64,000 cases of CVD and 126,000 cases of T2D and save the economy up to $1.5 billion dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity
  • Having two to three serves of high fibre grain food a day could prevent 139,000 cases of CVD and 272,000 cases of T2D; and save the economy up to $3.3 billion

For supporting materials including the White Paper, animation, infographic, press release and comments from the Assistant Minister for Health and other key stakeholders please see below.

Read the full report into the economic impact of our grain fibre intakes.


Download the infographic and animation with key information from the report.


B-roll with the Assistant Minister for Health, Nutrition Research Australia, Deloitte Access Economics and Kellogg’s Australia.

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Download press release and key statistics from the report.

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For further information please contact: Porter Novelli Sydney


The Report was conducted by
Nutrition Research Australia

The Report was commissioned
by Kellogg Australia