Brazil

 INFORMAS in Brazil is coordinated by Dr Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins (Idec –Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense). We are conducting six modules: Food Composition, Food Labelling, Food Promotion, Food Prices, Private Sector and Public sector (Food-EPI). The first module is being conducted by Ana Clara Duran, researcher from Nupens/USP (Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition/University of São Paulo). Food Labelling and Food Promotion modules are included in a research project coordinated by Idec in collaboration with Nupens/USP (Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition/University of São Paulo) and ACT Health Promotion. Food Prices module is being conducted by Rafael Claro, researcher from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). The Private Sector module is part of a research project conducted by a PhD student Aline Mariath at the School of Public Health at USP. And the Food-EPI module is being conducted by Elisabetta Recine, from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), and Ana Carolina Feldenheimer da Silva from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).

Food composition and food labelling data collection and data entry were conducted together in supermarkets of São Paulo and Salvador and are completed. We finished the process of organizing the database through a consistency analysis and started the data analysis and the development of the scientific articles regarding nutrient profile model, trans fat, health and nutrition claims, food promotion in labels together with Nupens/USP team. We also had the work about nutrient profile model presented at SLAN 2018 as a poster.

The food promotion data collection ended in April 2018, based on the recording during 8 days of the 3 most popular channels of the Brazilian open TV (432 hours of recording). We finished the data entry with the help of researchers from the UFMG and started the data analysis and the development of scientific articles regarding the description of the all the food ads, food ads targeted at children, nutrient profile of the foods and beverages advertised on Brazilian TV. We also had the first two themes presented at SLAN 2018 as posters.

The food prices data collection and data entry are finished. We have the scientific article “The rising cost of a healthy diet in Brazil: 1995 – 2030” finished to be submitted to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by December 2018. We are also finishing the data analysis and the development of two other scientific articles.

The private sector module has started on February 2017. We ended the process of adapting and translating the instruments for the pilot, as well as the data collection on restaurants and supermarkets. Restaurants and supermarkets have been contacted. Only two companies have responded, but they have not engaged in the process. Next steps include data collection and analysis on soft drink companies (on going), which are expected to be concluded this year. Data collection and analysis on packaged food manufacturers’ are expected to be held in 2019.

The food EPI module was being conducted by a researcher of the UK, who finished the first draft about food and nutrition security policies. This year, the conduction of this module changed, and now the Brazilian researchers from UnB, UFG and UERJ are in charge. The Brazilian team is currently planning the new phase of the project. The project was submitted for funding at CNPq. Depending on the decision (expected by the end of this year), the 2019 work plan will be defined.

 

Ana Paula Bortoletto MartinsAna Paula Bortoletto Martins

Leader of the Program of Health and Sustainable Diets

Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense – Idec

Phone: +55 11 3874-2163

Email: Ana Paula Bortletto Martins


LLaís Amaral Mais, MScaís Amaral Mais

Researcher in food and nutrition

Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense – Idec

Phone: +55 11 3874-2165

Email: Laís Amaral Mais


Teresa Donato LiporaceTeresa Donato Liporace

Manager of Policies and Programs

Brazilian Institute for Consumers Defense – Idec

Phone: +55 21 98620-0120

Email: Teresa Donato Liporace

 


Professor Carlos Augusto MonteiroProfessor Carlos Augusto Monteiro

Professor and researcher in nutrition and public health School of Public Health, University of São Paulo

Head of the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition – NUPENS/USP Email: Prof Carlos Augusto Monteiro


Ana Carolina Feldenheimer da Silva

Professor State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ

Phone: +55 21 982778379

E-mail: Ana Carolina Feldenheimer da Silva

 


aline mariathAline Marath, MSc

Nutritionist

Chamber of Deputies, Brazil

E-mail: Aline Mariath

 


Ana Clara da Fonseca Leitão Duran

Researcher

Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition/University of São Paulo – Nupens/USP

University of Campinas – UNICAMP

Email: Ana Clara da Fonseca Leitão Duran

 


Andrea Sugai

Professor Federal University of Goiás – UFGO

Phone: +55 61 98366.6900

Email: Andrea Sugai  

 


Elisabetta Recine

Professor University of Brasília – UnB

Phone: +55 61 3107-0090

Email: Elisabetta Recine  

 


Rafael Moreira Claro

Professor and researcher at the Department of Nutrition

Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG

Email: Rafael Moreira Ciaro

Module

Status (as of December 2018)

Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • First draft about food and nutrition security policies completed
  • Planning of the new phase of the project with the Brazilian team in charge in progress
 The project was submitted for funding at CNPq. Depending on the decision (expected by the end of this year) the 2019 work plan will be defined.
Private Sector
  • Adaptation of the instruments for the pilot and data collection and analysis on restaurants and supermarkets completed
  • Data collection on soft drink companies on going
  • Data collection on packaged food manufacturers expected to be held early in 2019

 

At least two scientific papers and advocacy materials
Food Composition
  • Data collection, data entry and consistency analysis completed
  • Data analysis and development of scientific papers on going
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Labelling
  • Data collection, data entry and consistency analysis completed
  • Data analysis and development of scientific papers on going
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Promotion
  • Data collection and data entry completed
  • Data analysis and development of scientific papers on going
At least one scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Prices
  • Data collection and data entry completed
  • Data analysis and development of scientific papers on going
Scientific article “The rising cost of a healthy diet in Brazil: 1995 – 2030” and at least one more scientific paper and advocacy materials
Food Retail    
Food Provision    
Food Trade & Investment    

Food promotion:

Poster “Food-related advertisements on Brazilian television” presented at SLAN 2018.

Poster “Ultra-processed food products and fast food restaurant advertisements on

Brazilian television” presented at SLAN 2018.

 Additional Publications

  • The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is the funder for Food Labelling and Food Promotion modules. Bloomberg Philanthropies is also a funder for the Food Labelling module and Food Composition modules.
  • The Food prices and Private Sector Module have no Funder.
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