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Using INFORMAS Protocols / Terms and Agreements

Below are the INFORMAS protocols to download. Some protocols are still under development – contact us if you would like more information. Please read the terms and agreements regarding the use of the protocols, and inform us if you are using and/or adapting the protocol.

You may use, modify and reproduce the protocol, but the work that results from using the INFORMAS resources remains available to the INFORMAS group and falls under the same copyleft principles as the original protocol (i.e., you can’t claim copyright on protocols you develop based on INFORMAS resources).

You don’t have to share the whole work that results from using the INFORMAS resources, but are expected to share:

  • Any modifications or updates you make to the protocol (e.g., updates for your own country)
  • The final (cleaned) data as collected using the protocol.

Please read the terms and agreements regarding the use of the protocols, and inform us if you are using and/or adapting the protocol.

Protocols

Below is a selection of INFORMAS protocols to download. These protocols are free to use. Some of the protocols are still under development – contact us if you would like more information.

Food Labelling Protocol

Outdoor advertising: School zones

Sports Sponsorship (contact INFORMAS for protocol)

Food marketing: Television

Food retail food availability in supermarkets

The DIETCOST programme has been developed, using Python, to model the cost of healthy and current, less healthy population diets using combinations of a list of commonly consumed foods, a set of min and max quantity/serves constraints for each, and specified food group and nutrient intakes based on dietary guidelines (healthy diets) and nutrition survey data (current diets for different population groups). The programme has been applied in New Zealand as a case study for the total population, specific ethnic population groups and changes in cost over time.

The programme is available for other research groups and is supported by a DIETCOST manual. Let us know if you are interested in using the programme or require support. Please contact Stefanie Vandevijvere: s.vandevijvere@auckland.ac.nz.

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