A4NH researchers have been working with partners in Ethiopia to help develop the country's first food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG), a country-specific tool to promote and provide guidance on maintaining a healthy diet.
This paper, published in BMJ Open in 2019, describes the methodology the researchers have used throughout this process, as well as their work to create and evaluate a Healthy Eating Index and a scoring index to monitor progress in adherence to the FBDG.
Access the paper here: Methodology for developing and evaluating food-based dietary guidelines and a Healthy Eating Index for Ethiopia: a study protocol
Tesfaye Hailu, with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and Wageningen University & Research, discusses the guideline development process.
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