Consumers and their food environments (FE)

For food systems transformation to achieve sustainable healthy diets for everyone, everywhere, there is a need to better understand individual and FE factors that shape the diets of marginalized populations (including women and youth) and, in turn, how changing demand shapes FEs.

This Research Topic will characterize food consumption and dietary patterns among marginalized populations and identify key drivers and inequalities, including between genders, leading to poor diets. Context-specific understanding of the drivers of consumer demand will inform the co-design, testing, and evaluation of scalable innovations in the FE–consumer nexus to foster and achieve consumption of sustainable healthy diets. For the first three years (2022–2024), we plan to fully implement the work in three countries (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Vietnam).

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