Researchers are working to develop food-based dietary guidelines for Ethiopia, to help promote healthier diets and fight the multiple burdens of malnutrition. Tesfaye Hailu, a researcher with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and Wageningen University & Research, working as part of A4NH's Food Systems for Healthier Diets research flagship, discusses the guideline development process.
Between when this interview was filmed in December 2018 and published in October 2019, researchers completed the review and secondary data analysis on five selected topics and held a second national workshop on setting of technical recommendations and public messages of FBDG. In addition, they have begun diet modelling, graphic design and dietary assessment, and anticipate the official release of the first Ethiopian Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in 2020.
Learn more about A4NH work in this area here.
Paper details the study protocol for creating Ethiopia's first food-based dietary guidelines and Healthy Eating Index
Efforts are progressing to develop Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in Ethiopia.
The Food Systems for Healthier Diets flagship, established as part of A4NH’s second phase, is taking an in-depth look at