Publications by Country

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Giacobone, G., Tiscornia, M.V., Guarnieri, L.,Castronuovo, L., Mackay, S., Allemandi, L.. Measuring cost and affordability of current vs. healthy diets in Argentina: an application of linear programming and the INFORMAS protocol. BMC Public Health 21, 891 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10914-6

Allemandi, L., Castronuovo, L., Tiscornia, M. V., Ponce, M., & Schoj, V. (2017). Food advertising on Argentinean television: are ultra-processed foods in the lead?. Public Health Nutrition, 1-9, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980017001446 Tiscornia MV, Heredia-Blonval K, Allemandi L,

Blanco-Metzler A, Ponce M, Montero-Campos MA, CastronuovoL, Schoj V. Sugar Content in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. Revista Argent Salud Pública, 2017; 8 (30): 20-25.

Castronuovo, L., Gutkowski, P., Tiscornia, V., & Allemandi, L. (2016). Las madres y la publicidad de alimentos dirigida a niños y niñas: percepciones y experiencias.  Salud Colectiva12(4).

Allemandi, L., Tiscornia, M. V., Ponce, M., Castronuovo, L., Dunford, E., & Schoj, V. (2015). Sodium content in processed foods in Argentina: compliance with the national law. Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy5(3), 197, DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2015.04.01

Allemandi, L., Garipe, L., Schoj, V., Pizarro, M., & Tambussi, A. (2013). Análisis del contenido de sodio y grasas trans de los alimentos industrializados en Argentina. argent. salud publica4(15), 14-19.

Castronuovo, L., Allemandi, L., Tiscornia, V., & Schoj, V. (2013). Sodium Reduction Policies In Argentina: An Analysis Of The “less Salt More Life” Initiative. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism63, 927.

The Food Monitoring Group. (2013). Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food chemistry140(3), 451-457. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.10.065

Dunford, E., Webster, J., Metzler, A. B., Czernichow, S., Mhurchu, C. N., Wolmarans, P., … & Barquera, S. (2012). International collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. European journal of preventive cardiology19(6), 1326-1332. DOI: 10.1177/1741826711425777

Sacks, G., Robinson. E., Vandevijvere, S., Cameron, A.J., Ni Mhurchu, C., Lee, A., … Swinburn, B. (2019). BIA‐Obesity (Business Impact Assessment—Obesity and population‐level nutrition): A tool and process to assess food company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and population nutrition at the national level. Obesity Reviews, 1-12. doi.org/10.1111/obr.12878

Lee A; Lewis M. Testing the Price of Healthy and Current Diets in Remote Aboriginal Communities to Improve Food Security: Development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing) Methods. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Dec 19;15(12). pii: E2912. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122912.

Love P, Whelan J, Bell C, Grainger F, Russell C, Lewis M, Lee A. Healthy Diets in Rural Victoria-Cheaper than Unhealthy Alternatives, Yet Unaffordable. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2469.

Lee AJ, Kane S, Lewis M, Good E,  Pollard CM, Landrigan TJ and Dick M. Healthy diets ASAP – Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol. Nutrition Journal 2018;17:88. doi: org/10.1186/s12937-018-0396-0

Lee A, Affordability of fruit and vegetables and dietary quality worldwide-Commentary, The Lancet Global Health, Invited contribution, Published Online, August 23, 2016http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30206-6, 4: October 2016

Lewis M and Lee A, Costing ‘healthy’ food baskets in Australia – A systematic review of food price and affordability monitoring tools, protocols and methods, Public Health Nutrition 19: (16) 2872-2886, published online November 2016  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002160

Lee AJ, Kane S, Ramsey R, Good E, Dick M Testing the price and affordability of healthy and current (unhealthy) diets and the potential impacts of policy change in Australia, BMC Public Health 2016, 16:315 doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2996-y

Reports

Sacks, G., Schultz, S., Grigsby-Duffy, L., Robinson, E., Orellana, L., Marshall, J., Cameron, A.J. Inside our supermarkets: assessment of the healthiness of Australian supermarkets, Australia 2020. Melbourne: Deakin University, 2020. ISBN: 978-0-7300-0136-8 www.insideourfoodcompanies.com.au/supermarkets

Neal, B., Sacks, G., Shahid, M., Taylor, F., Huffman, M. The George Institute for Global Health. (2019). FoodSwitch: State of the Food Supply April 2019. Retrieved from https://www.georgeinstitute.org/sites/default/files/food_supply_report.pdf

Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments 2019 progress update Australian governments March 2019. https://www.foodpolicyindex.org.au/

Inside our Supermarkets Australia 2018: Assessment of company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and nutrition.https://www.insideourfoodcompanies.com.au

Inside our Food and Beverage Manufacturers Australia 2018: Assessment of company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and nutrition.https://www.insideourfoodcompanies.com.au/

Inside our Quick Service Restaurants Australia 2018: Assessment of company policies and commitments related to obesity prevention and nutrition.https://www.insideourfoodcompanies.com.au/

Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments Scorecard and priority recommendations for Australian governments. 2017 Food policy Index. https://www.insideourfoodcompanies.com.au/

A healthy diet is cheaper than junk food but a good diet is still too expensive for some. The Conversation, May 25, 2016 https://theconversation.com/a-healthy-diet-is-cheaper-than-junk-food-but-a-good-diet-is-still-too-expensive-for-some-57873

Are healthy diets really more expensive. TAPPC Findings brief https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&ved=2ahUKEwihuLKBrNHhAhVSJHIKHc9UDucQFjAKegQIAhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fpreventioncentre.org.au%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F03%2F1702_FB_LEE_4p_final_lr.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1KJYb0r03csIF8FCY6VCyI

Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing) survey, Canberra: The price, price differential and affordability of current (unhealthy) and healthy diets and potential impacts of policy change; Final report to ACT Health, 20 May 2016 (Lee A, Kane S, Lewis M)

Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing) survey, Sydney: The price, price differential and affordability of current (unhealthy) and healthy diets and potential impacts of policy change; Final report to NSW Department of Health, 20 May 2016 (Lee A, Kane S, Lewis M)

Presentations

Lee A, Kane S and Lewis M, Are heathy diets really more expensive?, International congress of Obesity, World Obesity, Vancouver, Canada, 1-4 May 2016 (poster presentation).

Lee A, Measuring the price of healthy and current diets, International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Brisbane September 2015.

Lee A, Monitoring and benchmarking food price and affordability internationally; Third INFORMAS meeting, QUT Brisbane, September 2016.

Lee A, Food Prices Symposium, ISBNPA Conference, Edinburgh June 2015 (co-convenor).

Lee A, Measuring the cost of healthy diets, Food Prices Methods Symposium, ISBNPA Conference, Edinburgh June 2015.

Lee A, Nutrition policy and the price of healthy food, Research Collaboration meeting, Australian China Centre for Public Health, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, PR China, 10-12 May 2015.

Workshop

National Healthy Diets ASAP Forum, sought and achieved agreement on final methods for nationally standardised food price and affordability surveys. Brisbane, Australia 10 March 2016.

Karbasy, K., Vanderlee, L., &  L’Abbé, M. (2019). Supporting healthier food environments in the City of Toronto: Current policies and priority actions. Toronto, Canada: Retrieved from http://labbelab.utoronto.ca/projects/local-food-epi-2019/

Karbasy, K., Vanderlee, L., &  L’Abbé, M. (2019). Supporting healthier food environments in the Region of Peel: Current Policies and priority actions. Toronto, Canada: Retrieved from http://labbelab.utoronto.ca/projects/local-food-epi-2019/

Karbasy, K., Vanderlee, L., &  L’Abbé, M. (2019). Supporting healthier food environments in the City of Greater Sudbury: Current policies and actions. Toronto, Canada: Retrieved from http://labbelab.utoronto.ca/projects/local-food-epi-2019/

Vanderlee, L., Vergeer, L., Sacks, G., Robinson, E., & L’Abbé, M. (2019). Food and beverage manufacturers in Canada: Policies and commitments to improve the food environment BIA-Obesity Canada 2019. Toronto, Canada: Retrieved from www.labbelab.utoronto.ca/BIA-Obesity-Canada-2019.

Franco-Arellano, B., Min Ah, K., Vandevijvere, S., Bernstein, J.T., Labonté, M., Mulligan, C., & L’Abbé, M.R. (2019). Assessment of Packaged Foods and Beverages Carrying Nutrition Marketing against Canada’s Food Guide Recommendations. Nutrients, 11(2), 411; doi.org/10.3390/nu11020411

R.Kanter, L. Vanderlee, S. Vandevijvere. (2018). Front-of-package nutrition labelling policy: global progress and future directions. Public health Nutrition, 21(8), 1399-1408.DOI.org/10.1017/S1368980018000010

Labonté, M., T. Poon, C. Mulligan, J.T. Bernstein, B. Franco-Arellano, and M.R. L’Abbé. Comparison of global nutrient profiling systems for restricting the commercial marketing of foods and beverages of low nutritional quality to children in Canada. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2017; 106(6).1471-1481. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.161356.

Vanderlee L, Goorang S, Karbasy K, Schermel A,  L’Abbe M. Creating healthier food environments in Canada: Current policies and priority actions – Summary report.  Toronto; University of Toronto, 2017. Available at:  www.labbelab.utoronto.ca/Food-EPI-Canada-2017

Arcand J, Jefferson K, Schermel A, Shah F, Trang S, Kutlesa D, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. 2016. Examination of food industry progress in reducing the sodium content of packaged foods in Canada: 2010 to 2013. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Jun;41(6):684-90. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0617. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27113326

Bernstein JT, Schermel A, Mills CM, L’Abbé MR. 2016. Total and free sugar content of Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages. Nutrients. 2016;8(9): E582. DOI: 10.3390/nu8090582

Semnani-Azad Z, Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR.  2016. Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants: Exceedingly High in Calories, Fats, and Sodium. BMC Nutrition 2016: 2:16 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-016-0056-8

Schermel A, Wong CL, L’Abbé MR. 2016. Are Foods with Fat-Related Claims Useful for Weight Management? Appetite 2016;96:154-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.09.003

Emrich TE, Qi Y, Cohen JE, Lou WY, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Front-of-pack symbols are not a reliable indicator of products with healthier nutrient profiles. Appetite 2015; 84(1): 148-153. (featured on www.foodnavigator.com)

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Added Sugars in Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants. Prevent Med Rep EPub Available Online 1 Dec 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2014.11.003

Arcand J, Scourboutakos MJ, Au JT, L’Abbe MR. 2014 Trends in trans fatty acids in the Canadian food supply: an updated analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100(4):1116-23. Epub 2014 Aug 6. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.088732

Arcand J, Au JTC, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. 2014. A comprehensive analysis of sodium levels in the Canadian packaged food supply. Am J Prev Med 2014;46(6):633–642. DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2014.01.012

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbe MR. 2014. Changes in sodium levels in chain restaurant foods in Canada (2010-2013): a longitudinal study. Can Med Assoc J Open 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E343-51. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.088732 PMID: 25553327

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2013. Restaurant Meals: Almost a Full Day’s Worth of Calories, Fats, and Sodium. JAMA Intern Med. 2013; 173(14):1373-4. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6159

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. 2013. Sodium Levels in Canadian Fast-food and Sit-down Restaurants. Can J Public Health 2013; 104(1):e2-e8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.104.3683

Schermel A, Emrich TE, Arcand J, Wong CL, L’Abbé MR. 2013. Nutrition marketing on processed food packages in Canada: 2010 Food Label Information Program. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013; 38(6):666-72. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2012-0386

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. 2012. Restaurant menus: calories, caloric density, and serving size. Am J Prevent Med. 43(3):249-255, DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.05.018

Franco-Arellano B, Bernstein JT, Norsen S, Schermel A and L’Abbé MR (2017). “Assessing nutrition and other claims on food labels: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian food supply”. BMC Nutrition. 3(74) https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-017-0192-9

L’Abbé M, Schermel A, Minaker L, Kelly B, Lee A, Vandevijvere S, Twohig P, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan, J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Walker C. Monitoring foods and beverages provided and sold in public sector settings, Obesity Reviews, 2013; 14(S1), 96-107, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12079

Arcand J, L’Abbe M, Newton G. 2013. Hospital Salt — Reply. Response to Morton Satin’s (Salt Institute) letter regarding study “Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus”, JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11;173(5):391-2. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2545

Arcand J,Steckham, K, Tzianetas R, L’Abbé MR, Newton GE. Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus. Arch Intern Med. 2012; 172 (16) 1261-62, doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2368

Kanter, R., Reyes, M., Vandevijvere, S., Swinburn, B., & Corvalán, C. (2019). Anticipatory effects of the implementation of the Chilean Law of Food Labeling and Advertising on food and beverage product reformulation. Obesity Reviews, 1-12. doi.org/10.1111/obr.12870

Teresa Correa, T., Reyes, M., Smith Taillie, L.P., & Dillman Carpentier, F.R. (2019).  The prevalence and audience reach of food and beverage advertising on Chilean television according to marketing tactics and nutritional quality of products. Public Health Nutrition, 22(6), 1113-1124. doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018003130

Mediano Stoltze F, Barker JO, Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Taillie LS, Dillman Carpentier FR. Prevalence of child-directed and general audience marketing strategies on the front of beverage packaging: the case of Chile. Public Health Nutr. 2017:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017002671.

 
Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M . Photographic methods for measuring packaged food and beverage products in supermarkets. Curr Devel Nutr 2017;1(10): e001016. doi: 10.3945/cdn.117.001016
 

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

Publications and conference presentations (with INFORMAS protocols)

Zamora-Corrales, I., Jensen, M.L., Vandevijvere, s., & Ramírez-Zea, M. (2019). Television food and beverage marketing to children in Costa Rica: current state and policy implications. Public Health Nutrition, 1-12. doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019000776

Gamboa T, Blanco-Metzler A, Vandevijvere S, Ramirez-Zea, Kroker-Lobos MF. Claims and promotional strategies declared on front-of-pack processed and ultra-processed products related with children and adolescents’ obesity in Costa Rica. Poster presentation American Society of Nutrition, Experimental Biology, Chicago, April 2017.

Gamboa T, Blanco-Metzler A, Vandevijvere S, Ramirez-Zea, Kroker-Lobos MF. Claims and promotional strategies declared on front-of-pack processed and ultra-processed products related with children and adolescents’ obesity in Costa Rica. Manuscript in preparation.

Publications and conference presentations (without INFORMAS protocols)

Tiscornia MV, Heredia-Blonval K, Allemandi L, Blanco-Metzler A, Ponce M, Montero-Campos MA, Castronuvo L, Schoj V. Sugar Content in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. Revista Argent Salud Pública, 2017; 8 (30): 20-25.

Blanco A; Montero MA; Heredia K; Cubillo N; Benavides K; Alfaro V; Núñez, H; Legetic, B; L’Abbe, M. Experiences in Costa Rica implementing a comprehensive program for salt reduction. In: II World Nutrition Conference. Cape Town, South Africa. August 30-September 2, 2016.

Blanco-Metzler A, Montero-Campos MA; Heredia-Blonval K; Legetic B; Grajeada R; L’Abbe M. Progresses and plans of the Program to Reduce Salt/ Sodium Intake in the Population of Costa Rica. In: II World Nutrition Conference. Cape Town, South Africa. August 30-September 2, 2016.

Montero- Campos M, Blanco-Metzler A, Chan-Chan V. 2015 Sodium in breads and snacks of high consumption in Costa Rica. Basal content and verification of nutritional labeling. Rev Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición (ALAN) 65(1): 36-43.

Report presented to Ministry of Health and Advisers of Costa Rica on “Analysis of the situation of the supply and acquisition of non-alcoholic sweetened beverages in households in Costa Rica”. Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. February 15, 2015. (Adriana Blanco Katrina Heredia, and María de los Ángeles Montero).

Report presented to Ministry of Health and Advisers of Costa Rica on “Situation of nutrition labeling in Costa Rica”. Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. November 12, 2014. (Adriana Blanco, Katrina Heredia, Adrián Fatjó and MA Montero).

Blanco-Metzler A, de Pablo S, Samman N, Salazar de Ariza J, Masson L, de Núñez L y Wenzel de Menezes, E. LATINFOODS activities and challenges during the period of 2009-2012. Revista Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición Volumen 64, No 3, 2014.

Heredia-Blonval K, Blanco-Metzler A, Montero-Campos M, Dunford E. The salt content of products from popular fast-food chains in Costa Rica. 2014 Appetite 83: 173-177.

Blanco-Metzler A, Heredia-Blonval K, Dunford E, Montero-Campos MA. Adaptation of smartphone technology to collect and examine the nutritional composition of processed foods in Costa Rica. 10th International Food Data Conference, Granada, Spain. September 2013.

Blanco-Metzler A by The Food Monitoring Group. 2013. Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food Chemistry140 (3): 451–457.

Heredia-Blonval K, Blanco-Metzler A, Dunford E, Montero-Campos MA. Salt content in products of the most popular fast-food chains visited by families in Costa Rica. 10th International Food Data Conference, Granada, Spain. September 2013.

Montero Campos MA, Blanco-Metzler A, Chan Chan V, Heredia-Blonval K. Verification of sodium content in breads and snacks in Costa Rica. 10th International Food Data Conference, Granada, Spain. September 2013.

Blanco-Metzler A, Montero-Campos MA, Núñez-Rivas H, Gamboa-Cerda C, Sánchez G. Avances en la reducción del consumo de sal y sodio en Costa Rica. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2012, 32 (4): 316-320.http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rpsp/v32n4/11.pdf.

Blanco-Metzler A by FAO/INFOODS. 2012. FAO/INFOODS Guidelines for Checking Food Composition Data prior to the Publication of a User Table/Database-Version 1.0. FAO, Rome Available on line: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/food_composition/documents/Guidelines_data_checking_02.pdf

Blanco-Metzler A by The Food Monitoring Group. 2012. International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods. BMC Public Health, 12:559. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/559

Jiménez J., Gómez G., Pérez A. and Blanco-Metzler A. 2012. Estimation of glycemic index of peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) cooked fruits and chips, and pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.) pulp. ALAN, 62 (3):242-248. http://www.alanrevista.org/ediciones/2012/3/?i=art6

Blanco-Metzler A, Roselló-Araya M, Núñez-Rivas HP. 2011. Situación basal de la información nutricional declarada en las etiquetas de los alimentos comercializados en Costa Rica. Revista Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición, 61 (1): 87-95.

Dunford E, Webster J, Blanco A, Wolmarans P, L’Abbe M, Ni Mhurchu C, Yan L, Czernichow S, MacGregor G, Van Rossum C, Westenbrink S, Snowdon S, de Núñez L, Shoj V, Hassell T, Wenzel de Menezes E, Ortiz J, Salazar de Ariza J, Barquera S, Reyes Garcia M, Neal B. Protocol for an international collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. 2011 Europ. J. of Cardiov. Prevention & Rehabilitation. Publicado en línea 4-10-2011, doi: 10.1177/17418267114257771.

 

Ravuvu, A., Friel, S., Thow, A. M., Snowdon, W., & Wate, J. (2017). Protocol to monitor trade agreement food-related aspects: the Fiji case study. Health Promotion International, dax020, DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dax020

Ravuvu, A., Friel, S., Thow, A. M., Snowdon, W., & Wate, J. (2017). Monitoring the impact of trade agreements on national food environments: trade imports and population nutrition risks in Fiji. Globalization and Health13(1), 33, DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0257-1

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Wate J, Tukana I, Sacks G. Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry with regard to public health in low and middle income countries: lessons from Fiji. Globalization, 2016;12(1):1, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-016-0158-8

Tolley, H., Snowdon, W., Wate, J., Durand, A. M., Vivili, P., McCool, J., … & Richards, N. (2016). Monitoring and accountability for the Pacific response to the non-communicable diseases crisis. BMC Public Health16(1), 958, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3614-8

Astika, R., Snowdon, W., & Drauna, M. Exposure to advertising of ‘junk food’ in Fiji. 2013. Fiji Journal of Public Health, 2(1), 36-37.

Hope, S. F., Snowdon, W., Carey, L. B., & Robinson, P. (2013).  ‘Junk food’ promotion to children and adolescents in Fiji. Fiji Journal of Public Health,2(1), 27-35.

Snowdon, W., Raj, A., Reeve, E., Guerrero, R. L., Fesaitu, J., Cateine, K., & Guignet, C. (2013). Processed foods available in the Pacific Islands. Globalization and Health9(1), 53, DOI:  10.1186/1744-8603-9-53

Laar, A., Barnes, A., Aryeetey, R., Tandoh, A., Bash, K., Mensah, K., Zotor, F., Vandevijvere, S., Holdsworth, M. (2020). Implementation of healthy food environment policies to prevent nutrition-related non-communicable diseases in Ghana: National experts’ assessment of government action. Food Policy 93, 101907. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2020.101907

Laar, A., Barnes, A., Bash, K., Aryeeley, R., Mensah, K., Vandevijvere, S., & Holdsworth, M. (2019). Benchmarking Ghana’s Policies for Creating Healthy Food Environments. doi:10.17608/k6.auckland.8188763

Technical report

Salt content of processed foods India. http://www.georgeinstitute.org/sites/default/files/salt-content-of-processed-foods-in-india–june-16.pdf

Report on the comparative nutritional profile of 943 food And beverage products marketed by 12 large companies in India. https://www.accesstonutrition.org/sites/in16.atnindex.org/files/resources/india_product_profile_report_tgi.pdf

 

Publications

Gupta, P., Mohan, S., Johnson, C., Garg, V., Thout, S.R., Shivashankar, R., Krishnan, A., Neal, B., & Prabhakaran, D. (2018). Stakeholders’ perceptions regarding a salt reduction strategy for India: Findings from qualitative research. PLOS. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201707

Asiki, G; Wanjohi, M; Barnes, A; Bash, K; Vandevijvere, S, Muthuri S, Kimani E, Holdsworth, M. (2019). Benchmarking policies for creating healthy food environments in Kenya to prevent diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) country scorecards and priority recommendations for action in Kenya. doi.org/10.17608/k6.auckland.8251415

Mialon M. & Gomes F. (2019). Public health and the ultra-processed food and drink products industry: corporate political activity of major transnationals in Latin America and the Caribbean. Public Health Nutrition.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019000417

Karupaiah T, Ng SH, Sacks G, Kelly B, Swinburn B, Yeatman H, Robinson E, Chinna, K, Ismail MN & Vandevijvere S. Benchmarking Food Industry Commitments to Create a Healthier Food Environment: Business Impact Assessment (BIA) – Obesity Malaysia 2019 – Executive Summary. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, 2019. https://doi.org/10.17608/k6.auckland.12085044

Karupaiah T, Ng SH, Sacks G, Kelly B, Swinburn B, Yeatman H, Robinson E, Chinna, K, Ismail MN & Vandevijvere S. Benchmarking Food Industry Commitments to Create a Healthier Food Environment: Business Impact Assessment (BIA) – Obesity Malaysia 2019. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, 2019. https://doi.org/10.17608/k6.auckland.12084969

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2018, Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Benchmarking Current Policies and Determining Priorities for Future Policies for the Malaysian Government 2016-2017, UKM Cetak: Bangi, Selangor.

Ng SH, Kelly B, Se CH, Sahathevan S, Chinna K, Ismail MN, Karupaiah, T. Reading the mind of children in response to food advertising: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian schoolchildren’s attitudes towards food and beverages advertising on television. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15: 1047. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2392-z

Ng H, Kelly B, Hee SC, Chinna K, Jamil SM, Shanthi K, Noor IM, Karupaiah T. Obesogenic television food advertising to children in Malaysia: Sociocultural variations. Journal of Global Health Action. 2014, 7: 25169, DOI: 10.3402/gha.v7.25169

Cauchi D., Reiff, S., Knai, C., Gauci, C., Spiteri, J. Television food advertising to children in Malta. Health Promotion International 2017 Jun 1;32(3):419-429, DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav105

Cauchi D., Pliakas T., Knai C. (2017). Food environments in Malta: associations with store size and area-level deprivation. Food Policy 2017 Jul (71) 39-47, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.004

Cauchi D., Rutter H., Knai C. An obesogenic island in the Mediterranean: mapping potential drivers of obesity in Malta. Public Health Nutrition 2015 Mar 10:1-13, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980015000476

Nieto, C., Rodríguez.E, Sánchez‐Bazán, K., Tolentino‐Mayo, L., Carriedo‐Lutzenkirchen, A., Vandevijvere, S. & Barquera, S. (2019). The INFORMAS healthy food environment policy index (Food‐EPI) in Mexico: An assessment of implementation gaps and priority recommendations. Obesity Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12814

Rincon-Gallardo Patino, S., Tolentino-Mayo, L., Flores Monterrubio, E.A., Wandevijvere, S., Rivera J.A., Barguera, S. 2016. Nutritional quality of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised on Mexican television according to three nutrient profile models. BMC public Health, 16(733), 1-11, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3298-0

Cetthakriku, N., Phulkerd, S., Jaichuen, N., Sacks, G., & Tangcharoensathien, V. (2019). Assessment of the stated policies of prominent food companies related to obesity and non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention in Thailand. Globalization and Health, 15(12), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019-0458-x

S.Pongutta, P. Chongwatpol, P, Tantayapirak & S. Vandevijvere. (2018). Declaration of nutrition information on and nutritional quality of Thai ready-to eat packaged food products. Public health Nutrition, 21(8), 1409-1417.  DOI.org/10.1017/S1368980017003792

Jaichuen, N., Vandevijvere, S., Kelly, B., Vongmongkol, V., Phulkerd, S.,  & Tangcharoensathien, V. (2018).  BMC Public Health (2018). Unhealthy food and non-alcoholic beverage advertising on children’s, youth and family free-to-air and digital television programmes in Thailand. Public Health. doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5675-3 

Phulkerd S, Vandevijvere S, Lawrence M, Tangcharoensathien V, Sacks G. Level of implementation of best practice policies for creating healthy food environments: assessment by state and non-state actors in Thailand. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Feb;20(3):381-390.

Phulkerd S, Tangcharoensathien V. Policy Brief. Assessing Thai Government’s Performance in Tackling Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs): Level of Implementation of Food Environment Policy & Major Recommendations (now available in English; Thai version will be released soon). August 2017

Phulkerd S, Jaichuen N, Cetthakrikul N, Tangcharoensathien V. Report on private sector on title “Assessment of food industry policies and practices to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases in Thailand.”. (now available in English on IHPP website). December 2016.

Vandevijvere, S., Mackay, S., D’Souza, E., & Swinburn, B. (2019). The first INFORMAS national food environments and policies survey in New Zealand: A blueprint country profile for measuring progress on creating healthy food environments. Obesity Reviews, Supplement Article, 1–20. DOI: 10.1111/obr.12850

Mackay, S., Ni Mhurchu, C., Swinburn, B., Eyles, H., Young, L., & Gontijo de Castro, T.(2019). State of the Food Supply New Zealand 2019. Auckland, New Zealand:https://auckland.figshare.com/articles/State_of_the_Food_Supply_New_Zealand_2019/9636710

Kasture, A., Vandevijivere, S., Robinson, E., Sacks, G., Swinburn, B. (2019). Benchmarking the commitments related to population nutrition and obesity prevention of major food companies in New Zealand. International Journal of Public Health, 1-11. doi.org/10.1007/s00038-019-01272-7

Vandevijvere S, Williams R, Tawfiq E, Swinburn B. A food environments feedback system (FoodBack) for empowering citizens and change agents to create healthier community food places. Health Promotion International. 2019;34(2): 277-290. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax079

Vandevijvere, S., Molloy, J., Hassen de Medeiros, N., Swinburn, B. (2018). Unealthy food marketing around New Zealand schools: a national study. Int J Public Health, 63(9), 1099-1107. doi: 10.1007/s00038-018-1158-7

 
Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, D’Souza E, Swinburn B. How healthy are New Zealand food environments? A comprehensive assessment 2014-2017. The University of Auckland. Auckland, New Zealand.

Mackay, S., Vandevijvere, S., Lee, A. (2018). Ten-year trends in the price differential between healthier and less healthy foods in New Zealand. Nutr Diet. doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12457

Mackay, S., Buch, T., Vandevijvere, S., Goodwin, R., Korohina, E., Funaki-Tahifote, M., Lee, A., Swinburn, B. (2018). Cost and Affordability of Diets Modelled on Current Eating Patterns and on Dietary Guidelines, for New Zealand Total Population, Maori and Pacific Households. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 15(6), 1255. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061255.

Mahesh, R., Vandevijvere, S., Clare Dominick, C., & Swinburn B. (2018). Relative contributions of recommended food environment policies to improve population nutrition: results from a Delphi study with international food policy experts. Public Health Nutrition, 21(11), 1-7. doi:10.1017/S1368980018001076
 

Stefanie Vandevijvere, S., Aitken, C., & Swinburn, B. (2018). Volume, nature and potential impact of advertisements on Facebook and YouTube by food brands popular in New Zealand. the new Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1473), 14-24. www.nzma.org.nz/journal

 
Vandevijvere S, Kasture A, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Food company policies for healthier food environments. Company assessments and recommendations using the Business Impact Assessment on obesity and population nutrition (BIA-Obesity) tool. New Zealand 2017. 2018. The University of Auckland, Auckland.
 
Vandevijvere S, Young N, Mackay S, Swinburn B, Gahegan M. Modelling the cost differential between healthy and current diets: the New Zealand case study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018; 15:16; DOI: 10.1186/s12966-018-0648-6

Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Measuring and stimulating progress on implementing widely recommended food environment policies: the New Zealand case study. Health Research Policy and Systems 2018; 16 (3); DOI.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0278-0.

Vandevijvere S, Waterlander W, Molloy J, Nattrass H, Swinburn B. Towards healthier supermarkets: a national study of in-store food availability, prominence and promotions in New Zealand. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 01/2018; DOI.org/10.1038/s41430-017-0078-6.

Mackay S, Vandevijvere S, Xie P, Lee A, Swinburn B. Paying for convenience: comparing the cost of takeaway meals with their healthier home-cooked counterparts in New Zealand. Public Health Nutrition 06/2017; DOI: 10.1017/S1368980017000805

Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Benchmarking Food Environments 2017: Progress by the New Zealand Government on implementing recommended food environment policies and priority recommendations. Report number: ISBN  978-0-473-40555-7, Affiliation: The University of Auckland, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.33039.28323

Vandevijvere, S, Soupen A, Swinburn B. Unhealthy food advertising directed to children on New Zealand television: extent, nature, impact and policy implications. Public Health Nutrition 05/2017, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017000775

Sushil Z, Vandevijvere, S, Exeter D, Swinburn B. Food swamps by area socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand: A national study. International Journal of Public Health 05/2017, DOI:10.1007/s00038-017-0983-4

Vandevijvere, S, Mackenzie T, Ni Mhurchu C. Indicators of the relative availability of healthy versus unhealthy foods in supermarkets: A validation study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 04/2017; 14(53)., https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0512-0

Ni Mhurchu C, Mackenzie T, Vandevijvere, S: Protecting New Zealand children from exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks: a comparison of three nutrient profiling systems to classify foods. The New Zealand medical journal 09/2016; 129(1441). http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36437

Al-Ani H, Devi A, Eyles H, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere, S: Nutrition and health claims on healthy and less-healthy packaged food products in New Zealand. The British journal of nutrition 08/2016; -1, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516002981

Vandevijvere, S, Sushil Z, Exeter D, Swinburn B. Obesogenic Retail Food Environments Around New Zealand Schools: A National Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 04/2016; 51(3), DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.013

Sacks G, Mialon M, Vandevijvere S, Trevena H, Snowdon W, Crino M, Swinburn B. Comparison of food industry policies and commitments on marketing to children and product (re)formulation in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Critical Public Health. 2015; 25(3): 299-319, DOI: 1080/09581596.2014.946888

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Pilot test of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) to increase government actions for creating healthy food environments. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(1): e006194. DOI:1136/bmjopen-2014-006194

Vandevijvere C, Dominick C, Anandita Devi, Swinburn B. The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index: Findings of an expert panel in New Zealand. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015; 93(5): 294-302, DOI: 2471/BLT.14.145540

Devi A, Eyles H, Rayner M, Ni Mhurchu C, Swinburn B, Lonsdale-Cooper E, Vandevijvere S. Nutritional quality, labelling and promotion of breakfast cereals on the New Zealand market. Appetite.2014; 81(1): 253-260, DOI:1016/j.appet.2014.06.019

No E, Kelly B, Devi A, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S. Food references and marketing in popular magazines for children and adolescents in New Zealand.  A content analysis. Appetite. 2014; 83: 75-81, DOI: 1016/j.appet.2014.08.013

Swinburn, B., Dominick, C, Vandevijvere, S. 2014 Benchmarking food environments: Experts’ Assessments of Policy Gaps and Priorities for the New Zealand Government. Report number: ISBN: 978-0-473-29283-6, The University of Auckland.Stefanie Vandevijvere, Karuna Sagar, Bridget Kelly, Boyd Swinburn: Unhealthy food marketing to New Zealand children and adolescents through the internet. The New Zealand medical journal 02/2017; 130(1450).

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Towards global benchmarking of food environments and policies to reduce obesity and diet-related non-conmmunicable diseases: design and methods for nation-wide surveys.BMJ Open. 2014; 4(5): e005339. DOI:1136/bmjopen-2014-005339

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