Chile

INFORMAS in Chile is led by Dr. Camila Corvalán

We are currently ending an 4y IDRC grant which funded the implementation of most modules in Chile and Mexico. As part of it, we implemented 5 modules. Having data derived from food composition and food marketing monitoring was key when building the baseline for assessing the impact of the Chilean food marketing and labelling law. As part of such evaluation (funded by IDRC, Blloomberg Philanthropies, and the Chilean research board CONICYT), we will keep monitoring some of the modules.

Concrete outcomes include students guide (4 master, 4 postdoc), invitations to oral presentations related to this topic (>15), interviews by press (>40), articles (3 published, 1 article accepted).

Camila Corvalán

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology –INTA-, University of Chile.

Director of Research Center on Food Environment and Prevention of Chronic Diseases (CIAPEC) at INTA, University of Chile.

Phone: (56) 229781453 

Email:Camilla Corvalán 

 

 

 

Marcela Reyes

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology –INTA-, University of Chile.

Member of Research Center on Food Environment and Prevention of Chronic Diseases (CIAPEC) at INTA, University of Chile.

Phone:  (56) 229781503

Email: Marcela Reyes 

 

María Luisa Garmendia

Associate Professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology –INTA-, University of Chile.

Member of Research Center on Food Environment and Prevention of Chronic Diseases (CIAPEC) at INTA, University of Chile.

Phone:   (56) 229781402 

Email: María Luisa Garmendia

 

 

Teresa Correa

Researcher Faculty of Communication Diego Portales University

Phone: (56) 22676200

Email: Teresa Correa

 

 

 

Fernanda Mediano

Research assistant and Ph.D. Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Media and Journalism.

Email: Fernanda Mediano 

 

 

 

 

   

Ángela Martínez

Ph.D. Student at University of Sao Paulo.

Email: Ángela Martínez

 

 

  

Rebecca Kanter

Assistant Professor at Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicicne,

University of Chile

Phone: (56) 952429061

Email: Rebecca Kanter 

 

 

Juan Carlos Caro

Research assistant and Ph.D. Student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Email: Juan Carlos Caro

 

 

 

Module

Status (as at November 2018)

Outputs

Public Sector (Food EPI)

  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Data analysis completed, final report and dissemination was
  • Data is being used for local, regional and global (both comparative)
  • Global published, regional and local reports are
  • Data is being used for informing stakeholders locally.
One article accepted (Vandevijvere et al)
Private Sector
  • Preliminary data collection has been done from interview to key actors and press review (2016 and 2017).
  • We are collaborating with Melissa Mialon, a post-doc fellow that will assess this module in different countries of the region during 2019.
 
Food Composition
  • Data collection (photos of food packages at supermarkets) completed  for  2015-2016,  2017  and 2018.
  • Data entry for 2015-2016 and 2017
  • Currently analysing data from baseline (2015-2016) and 2017
  • Planning data collection for 2019 and data entry for
  • Information of this module has been used for a multi- country analysis (manuscript under review), and for an evaluation of reformulation prior the implementation of the Chilean regulation (Kanter et al, manuscript under review). It has been also used for Mediano et al article on beverages, and Correa et al article on food marketing on TV, and analyses different to food environment monitoring that are either published (Caro JC et al), under review (Carpentier et al) or in writing
  • Data is being used for informing stakeholders locally.

One article published using             this data (mediano et al)

Food Labelling
  • Basic data entry on food labelling performed for 2015- 2017
  • Data presented partially on Mediano et al 2017 article (for beverages). A new manuscript is being prepared presenting partial info from labelling among ready-to-eat breakfast
  • Data is being used for informing stakeholders locally.
 One article published using this data (mediano        et al)
Food Promotion

TV data

  • Data collection and data coded completed for 2016, 2017 and
  • Content analyses completed for 2016 and Data for 2018 is being currently processed.
  • Manuscripts under peer review (n=2) and other outputs are being in writing
  • Data is being used for informing stakeholders

Food packaging

  • Marketing data coded from 2016 photo set among beverages, dairies and from 2016-2017 photo set among breakfast
  • Data analysis is being
  • One article  published  and  one  manuscript  is  under preparation (Mediano)
  • Data is being used for informing stakeholders locally.

Two articles published (Mediano et al & Correa et al)

Food Prices Planning the implementation of this module for 2019  
Food Retail We are not currently working on this module  
Food Provision Planning the implementation of this module for 2019 (Interview to school’s Deans).  
Food Trade & Investment We are not currently working on this module  

Publications

  1. Mediano Stoltze F, Barker JO, Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Taillie LS, et Prevalence of child-directed and general audience marketing strategies on the front of beverage packaging: the case of Chile. Public Health Nutrition. Cambridge University Press; 2018; 21(3):454–64.

 

  1. Vandevijvere et An 11-country study to benchmark the implementation of recommended nutrition policies by national governments using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index, 2015-2018. Accepted Obesity Reviews

 

  1. Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes Photographic methods for measuring packaged food and beverage products in supermarkets. Curr Devel Nutr 2017; 1(10)

 

  1. Correa et Food Advertising in Chile: Presence, Strategies, Nutritional Quality and Audience Exposure. Accepted Public Heath Nutrition.

 

During the project execution we have been actively involved in presenting the study design and preliminary results on different settings. We have also participated with invited talks in several national and international academic activities:

 

Presentations

  • World Public Health Nutrition Conference, Capetown, South-Africa, September 2016
  • Workshops about food labelling and structural regulations for improving nutrition, Guatemala City, Guatemala, September 2016
  • Chilean Nutrition Meeting, Santiago, Chile, November 2016
  • Obesity Week, USA, November 2016
  • University of Chile’s Seminar of the New Food Labelling Law, Santiago, Chile, November 2016
  • Jornada Chilenas de Nutrición, Santiago, Chile, November 2016
  • Ministry of Health’s Seminar “Evaluation of the Labelling and Food Marketing Law”, Santiago, Chile, January 2017
  • Seminar:”Obesidad un problema país: Evaluación de la Ley sobre Composición Nutricional de los Alimentos y su Publicidad”, Ministry of Health, Chile, January 2017
  • Eighth Public Policy Meeting, Chile, January 2017
  • Nutrition Conference, Sociedad Chilena de Pediatría (one conference) “El problema de los azúcares dietarios en la población infantil”. Santiago, Chile, June 2017
  • Second Infant Nutrition Working Day, Universidad de la Frontera, two conferences: “Rol de los ambientes alimentarios en la dieta de los niños”; “¿Que, como, cuanto deberían comer los niños y los adolescentes?”. Temuco, Chile, August 2017
  • Healthier Food Systems in Latin America and Caribbean Seminar Program , Sao Paulo Brazil, June 2017
  • Front-of-package labelling seminary (one conference), Guatemala City, September
  • IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, four conferences: (1): “The Chilean Experience of FOP Development, Implementation and Impact”; (2) “The Chilean marketing Laws: initial studies”; (3) “Chile: Impact of the SSB tax”; (4) “Potential of monitoring food environments for improving accountability and policy”). Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 2017
  • Front-of-Package Labeling Technical Panel, Brasilia: “Modelo de Estudios Chilenos”. Brasil, November 2017.
  • XII Clinical Nutricional Word Day, Obesity y Metabolism, “Impacto del etiquetado nacional”. Santiago, May 2018
  • Chile’s Food Act: Can we regulate our way out of obesity? Session: “Tackling obesity through With a global food industry, how much can a single nation state achieve?” Public Health England Annual Conference. Coventry, UK. September, 2018
  • Participation in a symposium for the 2018 SLAN meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, showing the regulation and preliminary Other presentations within the SLAN related to Labelling Law.
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, AAEA Annual Meeting, Chicago Illinois, July-August 2017
  • Invitation to participate and present at the PAHO/WHO meeting: Technical Consultation on Front-of-Package Labeling of Food and Drink Products, in Washington USA, November 2017.
  • We were invited to present in a breakfast for some health minister prior to the World Health Assembly, May

 

Media Difussion

We have given several interviews and helped informing different reports form written and oral press, in Chile and abroad, as listed in Table 1. In the case of local press, this has been especially important when the second implementation phase was about to start.

 

Table 1. Description of local and foreign media diffusion

 

CHILE

Press

Resumen.cl, Noticias Universidad de Chile, La Nación, Radio Cooperativa, Publimetro, Cooperativa Noticias, El mostrador, TELE13, Radio Bio Bio, 24 Horas Nacional, Radio ADN 91.7, El Mercurio, La Tercera, La Cuarta, El desconcierto, HoyxHoy, Alimentación Saludable, Nota La Cuarta, Salud primero, Colegio Médico de Chile, Adprensa, Puntual.cl.

 

Radio

La Justa Medida, Radio Cooperativa, Programa El Semáforo, Radio Infita, Radio Concierto, Un día perfecto, La prueba ADN, 13c Radio, Radio Futuro, Radio Uchile, Radio Pauta.

TV

Noticiero Central 24h, Mega, CNN Chile, Chile Visión, Tele13, TVN.

FOREIGN MEDIA

Press

Big Food (Sao Paulo, Brasil), Do Campo a Mesa (Brasilia, Brasil), Semanario Brecha Uruguay (Uruguay), O joio e o trigo (Río de Janeiro, Brasil), New York Times (USA), Uypress (Uruguay)

Radio

ConCriterio (Guatemala)

UNI Radio (Uruguay, not public yet)

TV

Hoy Nos Toca (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Social Network

AJ+ Español (México)

 

  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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