Nutritional Knowledge Survey 2016

Do you utilise your nutritional knowledge in your pharmacy practice?




The bulk of chronic diseases in Australia are attributed to lifestyle diseases that can be prevented and well managed by modifications made to the diet (e.g. obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases). Studies have indicated that nutritional habits are influenced by nutritional knowledge.


Health professionals including pharmacists can play a major role in improving the nutritional knowledge of Australians, and thus in aiding in the prevention, management and treatment of chronic lifestyle diseases. The University of Tasmania is currently surveying Australian pharmacists to determine their current nutritional knowledge and identify the nutritional sources of information pharmacists rely on most in their daily practice.


If you are a REGISTERED PHARMACIST, please complete the following nutritional knowledge survey by yourself and preferably in the one sitting using NO external resources (including both online and offline publications). If you do not know the answer to a question, select ‘not sure’ rather than guessing the answer and remember, this is a nutritional knowledge survey and NOT a test! 


After completing this survey, you will have the opportunity to go into a random draw to win one of five ‘Coles/Myer’ gift vouchers valued at $100.00 each. Please note that the draw is NOT linked with your answers in any way and all participants that submit their e-mail address will have an equal chance at winning the prizes.


This study has received ethical approval from the Tasmanian Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study, please contact the Executive Officer of the HREC (Tasmania) Network on (03) 6226 6254 or email  The Executive Officer is the person nominated to receive complaints from research participants. Please quote ethics reference number H0015491.  For any further information upon this study, please contact Mackenzie Williams (