The communication element of the INFORMAS project sets out to bring the results to the attention of the relevant stakeholders concerned with the quality of food environments, including governments and their agencies, intergovernmental bodies, commercial and trade organisations, health professionals and public health and consumer advocacy organisations.

It is intended that all the base results will be reported and made freely available, subject to confidentiality, copyright and data protection constraints. In this way, it is hoped that INFORMAS outputs can be made an open resource for broad dissemination and widespread use.

Dr Tim Lobstein
Director of Policy
World Obesity Federation, formerly,
IASO – The International Association for the Study of Obesity
IOTF – The International Obesity TaskForce

1. INFORMAS and advocacy for public health nutrition and obesity prevention (pages 150–156) T. Lobstein, H. Brinsden, J. Landon, V. Kraak, A. Musicus and J. Macmullan

The INFORMAS paper is available online at:

2. Monitoring policy and actions on food environments: rationale and outline of the INFORMAS policy engagement and communication strategies (pages 13–23) H. Brinsden, T. Lobstein, J. Landon, V. Kraak, G. Sacks, S. Kumanyika, B. Swinburn, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, J. Ma, J. Macmullen, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, S. Vandevijvere, C. Walker and INFORMAS

The INFORMAS paper is available online at:

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