Chile

INFORMAS in Chile is led by Dr. Camila Corvalán

INFORMAS work is ongoing in Chile in 7 of the 9 modules.

Camila Corvalán, MD MPH PhD

Principal Researcher
Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology –INTA-

University of Chile

Phone: (56) 229781453

Email: ccorval@gmail.com

 

Marcela Reyes, MD PhD

Researcher
Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology –INTA-

University of Chile

Phone:  (56) 229781503

Email: mreyes@inta.uchile.cl

 

María Luisa Garmendia, MD PhD

Researcher
Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology –INTA-

University of Chile

Phone:   (56) 229781402

Email: mgarmendia@inta.uchile.cl

 

Fernanda Mediano, MSc

Researcher/ PhD Student
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Phone: NA

Email: fmediano@email.unc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Ángela Martínez, MSc

Researcher/ PhD Student

Departamento Química y Farmacia

Universidad de Valparaíso

Phone: NA

Email: angela.martinez@uv.cl

 

Rebecca Kanter, PhD

Researcher

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutrition

University of Chile

Phone: (56) 952429061

Email:  rkanter@med.uchile.cl

 

Juan Carlos Caro, MSc

Researcher/ PhD Student

Health Policy and Management program

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Phone: NA

Email: juancaro@live.unc.edu

 

Teresa Correa, PhD

Researcher

Faculty of Communication

Diego Portales University

Phone: (56) 22676200

Email: teresa.correa@udp.cl

 

Module Status  Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Quantitative data collection was completed
  • Qualitative data from academy and civil society workshop was completed
  • Data analysis completed
  • Working on final report and dissemination
  • Data is being used for local, regional and global (both comparative) reports
Private Sector
  • Evaluating a local adaptation of the protocol
  • Reviewing press releases and performing interviews regarding food industry actions related to the new Chilean Regulation
  • Conducted (at end of 2017) rounds of interviews with industry leaders and directors to obtain information for this module.
Food Composition
  • Data collection (photos of food packages at supermarkets) was completed for 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Data entry for photos collected in 2015 and 2016 was completed, currently working on photos collected on 2017
  • Data cleaning and analysis for 2015 and 2016 datasets
  • Planning data collection for 2018
1 article published
Food Labelling
  • Pilot testing of protocols with different levels of complexity
  • Basic data entry on food labelling performed for 2015-2017 datasets

 

Food Promotion TV data:

  • Pilot data collection during 2015
  • Data collected formally on 2016 and 2017
  • Pilot content analyses for 2015 data set
  • Formal content analyses for 2016 and 2017
  • Data is being used for local, and global (comparative) reports
  • Ongoing data collection for marketing on TV (done in collaboration with National TV Council)

Food packaging:

  • Pilot testing of protocols with different levels of complexity
  • Data coded form 2016 photo set among beverages, dairies, and cookies
  • Data analysis being performed
  • Conducted third round of data collection for NFP and marketing in food packages successfully

 

1 article published

+ 1 article under review

Food Prices Planning the implementation of this module for 2018
Food Retail We are not currently working on this module
Food Provision Planning the implementation of this module for 2018
Food Trade & Investment We are not currently working on this module

Mediano Stoltze F, Barker JO, Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Taillie LS, Dillman Carpentier FR. Prevalence of child-directed and general audience marketing strategies on the front of beverage packaging: the case of Chile. Public Health Nutr. 2017:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017002671.

Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M . Photographic methods for measuring packaged food and beverage products in supermarkets. Curr Devel Nutr 2017;1(10): e001016. doi: 10.3945/cdn.117.001016

Additional Publications

  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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