Working Group on Food Environments
What are food environments?
About the ANH Food Environments Working Group
The Working Group aims to:
- Conduct a critical and comprehensive assessment of the applicability of definitions, frameworks and metrics predominantly used within this area of research to rapidly changing LMIC contexts
- Propose a way forward to harmonise definitions, frameworks and metrics to extend the food environment research to LMICs.
Dr. Suneetha Kadiyala and Christopher Turner, LSHTM
Dr. Anju Aggarwal, University of Washington
Dr. Adam Drewnowski, University of Washington
Dr. Corinna Hawkes, City University
Dr. Anna Herforth, FAO
Dr. Helen Walls, LSHTM
FEWG Technical Brief
In May 2017 the Group released its final Technical Brief 'Concepts and methods for food environment research in low and middle income countries'. The brief represents a synthesis of the current debate on the development and application of food environment research in LMICs. The document presents a working definition, conceptual frameworks, methods and metrics, research gaps and key considerations for the future research. In the brief, the Group proposes a new conceptual framework for food envronments research.
FEWG at ANH Academy Week in Addis Ababa
Above: Chris Turner leads the Food Environments Working Group session at ANH2016
in June 2016 Chris Turner led a Food Environments Working Group session at the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week in Addis Ababa. Details of this session and other proceedings from the week can be found in the official ANH Academy Week report.
Read Anna Herforth's blog: 'Food environments: The missing piece in achieving food security'