Singapore

INFORMAS in Singapore is led by Dr. Salome A. Rebello with advice from a Steering Committee consisting of A/Prof Rob M van Dam, Prof Chia Kee Seng, and A/Prof Helena Legido-Quigley.

Singapore completed the data collection and analyses for the Food-EPI  in Singapore in 2018. We are developing a tool to assess the healthfulness of eateries such as hawker centres in Asian setting that can be potentially implemented in other Asian countries. We pilot tested the outdoor food advertising protocol  in 2017 and have now completed data collection for Outdoor Advertising around 30 primary schools in Singapore. We are currently collecting data on food advertising for digital media, including Facebook and YouTube.

We hope to successively implement the protocols for other modules in the future.

Acknowledgements / Funders

  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • PANDA programme, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ministry of Education, Academic Research Fund – Tier 1

No information currently available.

Module

Status (as of December 2018)

Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Completed data collection and analyses. Working on writing reports and publications
 
Private Sector    
Food Composition    
Food Labelling    
Food Promotion
  • Data collection: outdoor advertising around schools completed. Assessing Digital advertising (facebook) data collection started.
 
Food Prices    
Food Retail
  • Developed a tool to evaluate the healthfulness of hawker centres and Food Courts (FEAST-O) and consumer’s perceptions of these environments (FEAST-P).
  • Data collection ongoing for these tools.
 
Food Provision    
Food Trade & Investment    
  • Health Promotion Board, Singapore
  • PANDA programme, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Ministry of Education, Academic Research Fund – Tier 1
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