INFORMAS in China is run by the George Institute for Global Health China.

INFORMAS will be implemented in China with the food composition module as the first step and gradually implement the other modules in the future. The China team has developed and built relationships with key health authorities and stakeholders in China committing to improve the food environment.

The food composition database in China currently holds about 52,000 pre-packaged food collected in and 2015 and 2017.

MS Liping (Polly) HuangMS Liping (Polly) Huang

PhD candidate

School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School

The University of Sydney

Email: Ms Liping (Polly) Huang


Status (December 2018) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)    
Private Sector    
Food Composition
  • >25000 food collected in 2015
  • >25,000 food collected in 2017
Food Labelling    
Food Promotion  Applying for funding for this module with other countries (9). Proposal being drafted for PMAC meeting in Thailand in January 2019.  
Food Prices    
Food Retail    
Food Provision    
Food Trade & Investment    

Huang, L., Li, N., Barzi, F., Ma, G., Trevena, H., Dunford, E., . . . Neal, B. (2015). A systematic review of the prevalence of nutrition labels and completeness of nutrient declarations on pre-packaged foods in China. J Public Health (Oxf), 37(4), 649-658. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu091

Huang, L., Neal, B., Dunford, E., Ma, G., Wu, J. H., Crino, M., & Trevena, H. (2016). Completeness of nutrient declarations and the average nutritional composition of pre-packaged foods in Beijing, China. Prev Med Rep, 4, 397-403. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.002

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