Singapore

INFORMAS in Singapore is led by Dr. Salome A. Rebello with advice from a Steering Committee consisting of A/Prof Rob M van Dam, Prof Chia Kee Seng, and A/Prof Helena Legido-Quigley.

Singapore is in the process of collecting data for the Public Sector (Food EPI).  The rating workshop is planned towards the end of 2017 coordinated by Ms. Zoey Tay (MPH candidate with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS) and Dr. Salome Rebello.  We are developing a tool to assess the healthfulness of eateries such as hawker centres in Asian setting that can be potentially implemented in other Asian countries. We have pilot tested the outdoor food advertising protocol and will start data collection from September 2017.

We hope to successively implement the protocols for other modules in the future.

Acknowledgements / Funders

  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • PANDA programme, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ministry of Education, Academic Research Fund – Tier 1

No information currently available.

Module Status (as of May 2018) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI) In progress. Food-EPI workshop conducted. Finalising the prioritization and the report.
Private Sector
Food Composition
Food Labelling
Food Promotion Data collection: outdoor advertising around schools completed.

Assessing Digital advertising (facebook) due to start.

Food Prices
Food Retail Developed a tool to evaluate the healthfulness of hawker centres and similar eateries.
Food Provision
Food Trade & Investment
  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • PANDA programme, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ministry of Education, Academic Research Fund – Tier 1
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