Symposium: Food pricing and affordability of ‘healthy’ versus ‘less healthy’ diets: An international approach to monitoring and surveillance

Pollard, Christina, Lee, Amanda, & Vandevijvere, Stefanie (2015) Symposium: Food pricing and affordability of ‘healthy’ versus ‘less healthy’ diets: An international approach to monitoring and surveillance. In 14th Meeting of The International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA 2015), 3-6 June 2015, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)


Symposium co-ordinated by The International Network for Food and Obesity/NCDs Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS)


Global monitoring of the price and affordability of foods, meals and diets is urgently needed. There are major methodological challenges in developing robust, cost-effective, standardized, and policy relevant tools, pertinent to nutrition, obesity, and diet-related non-communicable diseases and their inequalities. There is increasing pressure to take into account environmental sustainability. Changes in price differentials and affordability need to be comparable between and within countries and over time.

Robust tools could provide baseline data for monitoring and evaluating structural, economic and social policies at the country/regional and household levels. INFORMAS offers one framework for consideration.

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ID Code: 93298
Item Type: Conference Item (Other)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Diet prices, food prices, affordability, monitoring and surveillance, INFORMAS
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2016 03:16
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 03:16

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