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 7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week ANH2022 will take place online this June in partnership with the Southern Africa Food Lab and a range of pan-African organizations. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the ANH Academy Week rotated between African and Asian countries to lower barriers to participation around the world. This year, they will collaborate with longstanding partners to present an exciting ANH2022 virtual programme with a handful of hybrid events coming live from South Africa. Registration is now open!
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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