Program and Policy Options for Preventing Obesity in the Low, Middle, and Transitional Income Countries: Background Research and Program Evaluation

The goal of this research is to evaluate emerging food policies in four countries -- South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and Colombia. Being explored are taxation, advertising restrictions, and front-of-package labels, and their effects on food purchases and dietary intake. Population-level datasets are being used to assess household food purchases linked to nutrition facts panel datasets, national dietary surveys, and longitudinal diet data where available. This team is leading the study design and analyses of dietary intake and food purchases.

Principal Investigators: Barry M. Popkin, Francesca Carpentier

CPC Fellow Investigators: Shu Wen Ng , Liana Richardson , Lindsey Smith Taillie , Harsha Thirumurthy

Funding Source: Bloomberg

Funding Period: 1/1/2016 - 1/31/2018

Primary Research Area: Population Health

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