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 validating 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 are characterizing marketing around schools and on digital media and testing the use of ecological momentary assessment methods for data collection.

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 July 2019) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)
  • Manuscript in progress
  • Reports published
1,2,3
Private Sector
  • Planning
 
Food Composition    
Food Labelling    
Food Promotion
  • Websited/Social media /Facebook/Instagram: underway
  • Outdoor advertising: data collection completed
4
Food Prices    
Food Retail

 

 
Food Provision
  • Validation of tools to assess hawker food environment underway
5
Food Trade & Investment    
  1. Tay Z, Whitton C, van Dam RM, Rebello SA, Food EPI Singapore Report Benchmarking policies in creating healthier food environments: Current policies and recommended actions. National University of Singapore, 2018. Available at: https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/blog.nus.edu.sg/dist/e/9343/files/2019/04/Food-EPI-Singapore-2018-Full-Report_final-5.pdf

 

  1. Tay Z, Whitton C, van Dam RM, Rebello SA, Food EPI Singapore Executive Summary Benchmarking policies in creating healthier food environments: Current policies and recommended actions. National University of Singapore, 2018. https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/blog.nus.edu.sg/dist/e/9343/files/2019/04/Food-EPI-Singapore-2018-Executive-Summary_final-4.pdf

 

  1. Benchmarking the implementation of policies to create healthy food environments compared to best practice: A case study from Singapore Z Tay, C Whitton, RM van Dam, KS Chia, S Vandevijvere, B Swinburn, SA Rebello, Oral Presentation, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Prague Czeech Republic, 2019

 

  1. Monitoring the online food and beverage marketing environment in Singapore S Seah, C Whitton, XH Chua, YT See, NA Syed Hussain, PX Ng, FA Malek, SA Rebello, Poster Presentation, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Prague Czeech Republic, 2019

 

  1. Development of a tool to measure the healthfulness of common food service environments in Singapore- the Food Environment Assessment in Singapore Tool (FEAST) study Z Tay, RM van Dam, J Ho, CS Tan, SA Rebello, Poster Presentation, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Meeting, Prague Czeech Republic, 2019

Additional Publications

  • 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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