The food environment, or where the consumer meets the food to be consumed, is an important element in the food system framework. While it has a significant impact on diets, it is not well understood, compared to other, more well-researched parts of the food system.
A4NH researchers in the Food Systems for Healthier Diets research flagship set about to bridge this gap in November, with a three-day workshop, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bringing together nutrition experts from across CGIAR as well as food environment facilitators. Attendees met to explore the role the food environment plays, identify gaps in knowledge, and target ways to work together to move research in this area forward.
This workshop report provides explanations and insights into different aspects of and tools for measuring the food environment.
More on the food environment:
Food Environment Workshop Addresses Less-Understood Aspect of Food Systems
Blog by A4NH, published April 8, 2020
Background Note on Food Environment
Background note prepared for workshop by Giulia Rota Nodari, Gina Kennedy, Anna Herforth, Shauna Downs, and Inge Brouwer, published April 2020
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The food environment, or where the consumer meets the food to be consumed, is an important element in the food