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INFORMAS Newsletter First Quarter 2021

Dear INFORMASters,Greetings to you all as you grapple with conducting research in a Covid world.  Many of you will be struggling to keep your projects on task and on time as the chronic disease pandemics get pushed aside by the acute infectious disease...

1st Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN) meeting held in November 2020

The Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN) held an inaugural meeting via Zoom on 3-5 November, 2020.The meeting brought together the MEALS4NCDs project team and partners, INFORMAS Network Members, researchers in the African sub-region, as well as...

Progress, impacts and lessons learned: an evaluation of the INFORMAS initiative (2012–2020)

A study evaluating the implementation and impacts of INFORMAS from 2012 to 2020 has been published in the Annual Review of Public Health. Authors Gary Sacks, Janelle Kwon, Stefanie Vandevijvere, and Boyd Swinburn share key findings, lessons learned, and discuss future...

INFORMAS Newsletter First Quarter 2021

Dear INFORMASters,Greetings to you all as you grapple with conducting research in a Covid world.  Many of you will be struggling to keep your projects on task and on time as the chronic disease pandemics get pushed aside by the acute infectious disease...

Sustainability to be incorporated into INFORMAS

Canada's International Development Research Centre has awarded a new grant to 1) incorporate sustainability indicators into the INFORMAS modules for measuring food environments, and 2) include municipal/city-level indicators in addition to monitoring national...

Food-EPI NZ 2020

Government has made virtually no progress on implementing healthy food policies in the last three years. The Expert Panel called for a national Food Systems and Nutrition Strategy, adequate income to make healthy food choices, mandatory food-related policies and an updated nutrition survey.

World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020

INFORMAS Symposium to be held at World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020 31 March - 3 April 2020 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia, was cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to resume in-person meetings as soon as...