Brazil

 INFORMAS in Brazil is coordinated by Dr Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins (Idec –Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense). We are conducting six modules: Food Composition, Food Labelling, Food Promotion, Food Prices, Private Sector and Public sector (Food-EPI). The first module is being conducted by Ana Clara Duran, researcher from Nupens/USP (Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition/University of São Paulo). Food Labelling and Food Promotion modules are included in a research project coordinated by Idec in collaboration with Nupens/USP (Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition/University of São Paulo) and ACT Health Promotion. Food Prices module is being conducted by Rafael Claro, researcher from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). The Private Sector module is part of a research project conducted by a PhD student Aline Mariath at the School of Public Health at USP. And the Food-EPI module is being conducted by Elisabetta Recine, Andrea Sugai and Ana Carolina Feldenheimer da Silva.

Food composition and Food Labelling data collection and data entry were conducted together in supermarkets of São Paulo and Salvador and are completed. We are now in the process of organizing the database through a consistency analysis. We plan to start the data analysis between May and June 2018.

The Food Promotion data collection ended in April 2018, based on the recording during 8 days of the 3 most popular channels of the Brazilian open TV (432 hours of recording), and we will start the data entry in May 2018 with the help of researchers from the UFMG.

The Food Prices data collection ended in March 2018, and the data entry will be finished in May 2018. We planned to finish the data analysis in July 2018.

The Private Sector module has started on February 2017. We ended the process of adapting and translating the instruments for the pilot, as well as the data collection at the restaurants. The data collection at the supermarkets will be finished in May 2018. We are now working on the contact with the food and beverages companies to start the data collection.

The Food-EPI module was being conducted by a researcher of the UK, who finished the first draft about food and nutrition security policies. This year, the conduction of this module changed, and now the Brazilian researchers from the University of Brasília (UnB), Federal University of Goiás (UFGO) and State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) are in charge. The Brazilian team is currently planning the new phase of the project.

Ana Paula Bortoletto MartinsAna Paula Bortoletto Martins, PhD

Researcher in food and nutrition

Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense – Idec

Phone: +55 11 3874-2163

Email: Ana Paula Bortletto Martins


LLaís Amaral Mais, MScaís Amaral Mais, MSc

Researcher in food and nutrition

Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense – Idec

Phone: +55 11 3874-2165

Email: Laís Amaral Mais


Teresa Donato LiporaceTeresa Donato Liporace, MSc

Project Advisor

Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense – Idec

Phone: +55 21 98620-0120

Email: Teresa Donato Liporace


Professor Carlos Augusto MonteiroProfessor Carlos Augusto Monteiro

Professor and researcher in nutrition and public health School of Public Health, University of São Paulo

Head of the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition – NUPENS/USP

Email: Prof Carlos Augusto Monteiro


Ana Carolina Feldenheimer da Silva

Professor State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ

Phone: +55 21 982778379

E-mail: Ana Carolina Feldenheimer da Silva


aline mariathAline Marath, MSc

Nutritionist

Chamber of Deputies, Brazil

E-mail: Aline Mariath


Ana Clara da Fonseca Leitão Duran

Researcher Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition/University of São Paulo – Nupens/USP

University of Campinas – UNICAMP

Email: Ana Clara da Fonseca Leitão Duran


Andrea Sugai

Professor Federal University of Goiás – UFGO

Phone: +55 61 98366.6900

Email: Andrea Sugai

 


Elisabetta Recine

Professor University of Brasília – UnB

Phone: +55 61 3107-0090

Email: Elisabetta Recine

 


Rafael Moreira Claro

Professor and researcher at the Department of Nutrition

Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG

Email: Rafael Moreira Ciaro

Module Status (as of June 2018) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • First draft about food and nutrition security policies completed
  • Planning of the new phase of the project with the Brazilian team in charge in progress
Private Sector
  • Adaptation of the instruments for the pilot  and data collection ate the restaurants completed
  • Data collection at the supermarkets will be finished in May 2018
  • Data collection at the food and beverages companies is being planned based on the contact with the companies
At least two scientific papers and advocacy materials
Food Composition
  • Data collection and data entry completed
  • Consistency analysis of the database will be finished in May 2018
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Labelling
  • Data collection and data entry completed
  • Consistency analysis of the database will be finished in May 2018
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Promotion
  • Data collection completed April 2018
  • Data entry to start May 2018
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Prices
  • Data collection completed March 2018
  • Data entry due to be completed May 2018
  • Aim to complete data analysis in July 2018
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Retail
Food Provision
Food Trade & Investment

None currently.

Additional Publications

  • The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is the funder for Food Labelling and Food Promotion modules. Bloomberg Philanthropies is also a funder for the Food Labelling module and Food Composition modules.
  • The Food prices and Private Sector Module have no Funder.
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