We will hold an INFORMAS Satellite meeting the day preceding the International Congress on Obesity (ICO) in Melbourne, Australia, on the 17th of October, 2022. The link to register is here.


This will be a long-overdue opportunity to network and share ideas face-to-face, and we have a great programme of events planned for the day tackling the cross-cutting issues of: how to incorporate sustainability dimensions in food environments monitoring, how to engage with and complement other global food system accountability frameworks and initiatives, and strategies and resources for advocacy and coalition-building to boost research-to-policy impact.



You must register in advance to secure your seat, and to help us plan catering. This link also includes an option to register and attend remotely, via Zoom. Also note this is the day before ICO starts, so if you will be coming in person, be sure to plan your travel accordingly.

Provisional Satellite programme:

Time* Description
9:00 – 10:30 am

Incorporating Sustainability into food environments monitoring

We will hear from teams implementing ‘INFORMAS2.0’ adding environmental sustainability indicators to protocols on:

·      Public Sector Policies (Food Sustainability Policy Index)

·      Private Sector (BIA-Sustainability)

·      Food Prices (e.g. DIETCOST)

Discussion will specifically explore opportunities to incorporate sustainability measures into Food Retail and Food Promotion protocols

10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 12:30 pm

The Accountability Pact, one year on: What’s next?

We will have presentations from the Food Systems Dashboard & Countdown Report, the Global Nutrition Report (Nutrition Accountability Framework), and Food Foundation. Discussion will focus on how INFORMAS can engage with, and complement, these global accountability frameworks, to help drive food systems accountability.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch (catered)
Afternoon – INFORMAS only
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Advocacy and coalition-building

We will hear from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator on what INFORMAS teams need to be doing in order to be ready—and competitive applicants for—their funding support to take the next steps in influencing policy. Advocacy success stories and lessons learned will be shared by experts in Latin America, West Africa, and Australia. This will be followed by group discussion and workshopping of ideas.

*Times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)