Publications by Module

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2020

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

2019

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

Larr, 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

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.

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

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

Vandevijvere, S., Barquera, S., Caceres, G., Corvalan, C., Karupaiah, T., Kroker-Lobos, M.F., L’Abbé, M., Ng, S., Phulkerd, S., Ramirez-Zea, M., Rebello, S.A., Reyes, M., Sacks, G., Sánchez Nóchez, C.M., Sanchez, K., Sanders, D., Spires, M., Swart, R., Tangcharoensathien, V., Tay, Z., Taylor, A., Tolentino-Mayo, L., Van Dam, R., Vanderlee, L., Watson, F., Whitton, C., Swinburn, B. (2019). An 11-country study to benchmark the implementation of recommended nutrition policies by national governments using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index, 2015-2018. Obesity Review. doi: 10.1111/obr.12819.

2018

Mahesh R, Vandevijvere S, Dominick C, Swinburn B. (2018). Relative importance of recommended food environment policies to improving population nutrition: Results from a Delphi with international food policy experts. Public Health Nutrition; 21(11):2142-2148. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980018001076

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.

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, Mackay S, D’Souza E, Swinburn B. (2018). How healthy are New Zealand food environments? A comprehensive assessment 2014-2017. The University of Auckland, Auckland.  ISBN: 978-0-473-44488-4.

Watson F, Taylor A, Rayner M, Lobstein T, Hinks R. (2018). Priority actions for addressing the obesity epidemic in England. Public Health Nutr; 21(5):1002-1010. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980017003500

2017

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.

Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, Deakin University, INFORMAS. Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments. Scorecard and priority recommendations for Australian governments. February 2017 www.foodpolicyindex.org.au

Phulkerd, S, Sacks, G, Vandevijvere S, Worsley, A & Lawrence, M. Barriers and potential facilitators to the implementation of government policies on front-of-pack food labeling and restriction of unhealthy food advertising in Thailand. Food Policy. 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.014

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. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016002391

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

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, 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 10.1186/s12961-018-0278-0

University Kebangsaan Malaysia 2017, Technical Report Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Benchmarking of, and Priorities for, Food Environment Policy for the Malaysian Government, UKM Publisher: Bangi, Selangor.

The Food-EPI Australia project team. (2017). Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments: scorecard and priority recommendations for Australian governments. Melbourne: Deakin University.

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

2016

Food Environment Policy Index (Food-Epi) for England. The Food Foundation November 2016 www.foodfoundation.org.uk

Phulkerd S, Lawrence M, Vandevijvere S, Sacks G, Worsley A, Tangcharoensathien V. A review of methods and tools to assess the implementation of government policies to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. Implementation Science 2016; 11(1): 1-13. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0379-5

2015

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn BPilot 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: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006194

Vandevijvere C, Dominick C, Devi A, 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: 10.2471/BLT.14.145540

2014

Swinburn, B., Dominick, C., Vandevijvere, S. Benchmarking food environments: Experts’ Assessments of Policy Gaps and Priorities for the New Zealand Government. 2014 Report number: ISBN: 978-0-473-29283-6, The University of Auckland.

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 – Executive Summary. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, 2019. https://doi.org/10.17608/k6.auckland.12084969

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

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

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

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

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.

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/

Mialon, M & Mialon, J. Corporate political activity of the dairy industry in France: an analysis of publicly available information. Public Health Nutrition. 2017;  DOI:1017/S1368980017001197

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Allender, S, Sacks G. (2017). ‘Maximising shareholder value’: A detailed insight into the corporate political activity of the Australian food industry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 41.  DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12639.

Sacks, G. Swinburn, B. Cameron, A. Ruskin, G. How food companies influence evidence and opinion – straight from the horse’s mouth Critical Public Health 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2017.1371844

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Allenders S, Sacks G. Systematic examination of publicly-available information reveals the diverse and extensive corporate political activity of the food industry in Australia. BMC Pub Health. 2016; 16(1): 283. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2955-7

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 & Health.  2016; 12(18): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-016-0158-8

Sacks G, Vandevijvere S. (2016). Poor nutrition-related policies and practices of global food companies under the spotlight. Public Health Nutrition. 19. 955. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016000549

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.

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Sacks G. A proposed approach to systematically identify and monitor the corporate political activity of the food industry with respect to public health using publicly available information. Obesity Reviews. 2015; 16(7): 519-530, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12289

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: 10.1080/09581596.2014.946888

Dunford,K.E., Ni Mhurchu, C., Huang, L., Vandevijvere, S., Swinburn, B., Pravst, I., … Neal, B.C. (2019). A comparison of the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using the Health Star Rating nutrient profiling system, 2013-2018. Obesity Reviews, 1-9. doi.org/10.1111/obr.12879

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

Kanter. R., Reyes, M., & Corvalán, C. Photographic methods for measuring packaged food and beverage products in supermarkets. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2017; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3945/cdn.117.001016

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

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

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

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.09.017

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

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: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.019

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

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.

 

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

Dunford,K.E., Ni Mhurchu, C., Huang, L., Vandevijvere, S., Swinburn, B., Pravst, I., … Neal, B.C. (2019). A comparison of the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using the Health Star Rating nutrient profiling system, 2013-2018. Obesity Reviews, 1-9. doi.org/10.1111/obr.12879

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

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

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

Nieto, C, Rincon-Gallardo Patino, S, Tolentino-Mayo, L, Carriedo, A & Barquera, S. Characterization of Breakfast Cereals Available in the Mexican Market: Sodium and Sugar Content. Nutrients 2017. 2017; DOI: 10.3390/nu9080884

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.

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

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

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

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

Crino M, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B, Neal B. The Influence on Population Weight Gain and Obesity of the Macronutrient Composition and Energy Density of the Food Supply. Current Obesity Reports. 2015; 4(1):1-10, DOI: 10.1007/s13679-014-0134-7

da Costa Louzada ML, Borletto Martins AP, Canella DS, Baraldi LG, Levy RB, Claro RM, Moubarac JC, Cannon G, Monteiro CA. Ultra-processed foods and the nutritional dietary profile in Brazil. Rev Saúde Pública. 2015; 49: 38. DOI: 0.1590/S0034-8910.2015049006132

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”. INCIENSA. Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. February 15, 2015. (Adriana Blanco Katrina Heredia, and María de los Ángeles Montero).

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Added Sugars in Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants. Prevent Med Rep EPub. 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

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. Appetite 83: 173-177, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.08.027

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: 10.9778/cmajo.20140028. PMID: 25553327

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. Rev. argent. salud publica4(15), 14-19.

Blanco-Metzler A by The Food Monitoring Group. 2013. Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food Chemistry,  140 (3): 451–457. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.10.065

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.

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

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 Health, 9(1), 53. DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-9-53

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/docrep/017/ap810e/ap810e.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. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-559

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.

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

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: 10.1177/1741826711425777

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

Technical 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

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

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

Kelly, B., Vandevijvere, S., Ng, S., Adams, J., Allemandi, L., Bahena‐Espina, L., …, Swinburn, B. (2019). Global benchmarking of children’s exposure to television advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages across 22 countries. Obesity Reviews This article is part of the upcoming supplement ‘Future Directions on Obesity Prevention’ by the Lancet Commission on Obesity. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/obr.12840

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

Vandevijvere S, Aitken C, Swinburn B. Volume, nature and potential impact of advertisements on Facebook and YouTube by food brands popular in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2018; Apr 13;131(1473):14-24. Link.

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 

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

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

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.

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.

Vandevijvere S, Sagar K, Kelly B, Swinburn B. Unhealthy food marketing to New Zealand children and adolescents through the internet. The New Zealand medical journal 02/2017; 130(1450).

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

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 Colectiva, 12(4).

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

Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Alejandro Flores Monterrubio E, Harris J L, Vandevijvere S, Rivera J A, Barquera S. Nutritional quality of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised on Mexican television according to three nutrient profile models. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:733. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3298-0

Kelly B, Vandevijvere S, Freeman B, Jenkin G. New media but same old tricks: Food Marketing to children in the digital age. Current Obesity Reports. 2015; 4(1): 37-45, DOI: 10.1007/s13679-014-0128-5

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

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: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.08.013

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.

 

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

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.

Mackay S, Buch T, Vandevijvere S, Goodwin R, Korohina E, Funaki-tahifote M, Lee A, Swinburn B, Cost and affordability of diets modelled on current eating patterns and on dietary guidelines for New Zealand total population, Maori and Pacific household, Int J Environ. Res. Public health 2018, 15 (6), 1255.

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

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.

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

Mackay S, Buch T, Vandevijvere S, Xie P, Goodwin R, Korohina E, Funaki-Tahifote M, Lee A, Swinburn B. Cost and affordability of diets modelled on current eating patterns and on dietary guidelines, for New Zealand total population, Māori and Pacific Households. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15(6):1255.

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.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0648-6

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

Lee A, Affordability of fruit and vegetables and dietary quality worldwide-Commentary, The Lancet Global Health, Invited contribution, Published Online, August 23, 2016 http://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 A, 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

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 Link

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.

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. 2017; 1–14: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax079

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

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

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

Cameron AJ, Sayers SJ, Sacks G, Thornton LE. Do the foods advertised in Australian supermarket catalogues reflect national dietary guidelines? Health Promotion International. 2015; 1-9. DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav089

Charlton EL, Kähkönen LA, Sacks G, Cameron AJ. Supermarkets and unhealthy food marketing: An international comparison of the content of supermarket catalogues/circulars. Preventive Medicine. 2015; 81: 167-173. DOI : 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.08.023

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

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 Health, 13(1), 33, DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0257-1

Martínez Steele E, Baraldi LG, Louzada M L da C, Moubarac JC, Mozaffarian D, Monteiro CA. Ultra-processed foods and added sugars in the US diet: Evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2016; 6:e009892. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009892

da Costa Louzada ML, Baraldi LG, Steele EM, Borletto Martins AP, Canella DS, Moubarac JC, Levy RB, Cannon G, Afshin A, Imamura F, Mozaffarian D, Monteiro CA.  Consumption of ultra-processed foods and obesity in Brazilian adolescents and adults. Preventive Medicine. 2015; 81: 9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.07.018

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 Health, 16(1), 958. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3614-8

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

Swinburn, Boyd & Kraak, Vivica & Rutter, Harry & Vandevijvere, Stefanie & Lobstein, Tim & Sacks, Gary & Gomes, Fabio & Marsh, Tim & Magnusson, Roger. (2015). Strengthening of accountability systems to create healthy food environments and reduce global obesity. The Lancet. 385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61747-5

Vandevijvere, Stefanie & Sacks, Gary & Brinsden, Hannah & Lobstein, Tim & Swinburn, Boyd. (2015). INFORMAS. Measuring the drivers of obesity, disease, health, wellbeing. [Sick societies]. World Nutrition. 6. 184.

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Towards global benchmarking of food environments and policies to reduce obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases: design and methods for nation-wide surveys. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(5): e005339. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005339