Drivers of Food Choice
The purpose of the Drivers of Food Choice program is to facilitate, synthesize and disseminate research to provide a deep understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in developing countries. DFC projects also aim to strengthen country-level leadership in nutrition and foster a global community of food choice researchers.
DFC Competitive Grants Program Research Portfolio
The DFC team collaborated in a learning lab at ANH 2021. This learning lab addressed concepts and strategies for action to promote sustainable healthy diets with two panel discussions. Panel 1 addressed evolution of food systems concepts and the importance of viewing sustainable healthy diets through the lenses of food environments and food choice. Panel 2 addressed how to use these constructs when engaging with stakeholders to position context-specific innovative strategies and actions for uptake and scaling. For more information, click on the button below.
Drivers of Food Choice Webinar Series
In collaboration with the Drivers of Food Choice program, the ANH Academy hosted a webinar series starting in January to showcase important findings that have emerged from the DFC portfolio regarding drivers of individual and household food choice in changing food environments and foster discussion around next steps for scale-up and application of insights and innovations from the portfolio. The series included one session per month for four months, from January to April 2021.
The first webinar was held January 14, 2021 and focused on illustrating key findings on drivers of food choice at the individual and household levels with an emphasis on the dynamic and reciprocal relationship with the food environment. You can find more information here and view the recording below:
The second webinar was held February 8, 2021 and explored the ways in which community perspectives about food safety can influence food choices and the ability to achieve healthy sustainable diets. You can find more information here and view the recording below:
The third webinar was held March 11, 2021 and explore how cultural and personal values drive food choice decision making and play a central role in the changing food choice behaviors of those experiencing the nutrition transition. You can find more information here and view the recording below:
The fourth webinar was held April 13, 2021 and provided evidence for how livelihood change in LMIC that is representative of broad global and regional trends influences food choice behaviors that have implications for promotion of sustainable healthy diets. You can find more information here and view the recording below:
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