VIDEO: Developing Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Ethiopia


by A4NH | October 20, 2019

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.


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