Food systems in low- and middle-income countries are changing rapidly, with serious consequences for the nutritional health and wellbeing of billions of people. A4NH’s Research Flagship on Food Systems for Healthier Diets, coordinated by WUR, responds to concerns about global diet trends, and demands from countries for systemic sustainable solutions that address problems, such as food insecurity, undernutrition, and overnutrition.
Focusing on four countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Vietnam), flagship activities aim to guide transformations of food systems toward healthier diets for poor populations in a sustainable and equitable way, through agenda setting, food system innovations and anchoring and scaling. Four postdocs from different disciplines are involved in the flagship work and will present their ongoing research in the flagship.
Introduction: Dr Inge D. Brouwer, Associate Professor, Global Nutrition, Flagship Leader Food Systems for Healthier Diets
- Dr Laura Trijsburg, Global Nutrition. Title: Development of WISH-diet quality Index (by skype)
- Dr Daniel Mekonnen, Wageningen Economic Research. Title: Nutrient Adequacy, Household Dietary Diversity and Food Systems in Ethiopia
- Trang Nguyen, Development Economics. Title: Improving Diets in Schools in Vietnam: Testing Innovative Methods of Influencing Demand
- Dr Rafaelle Vignola, Environmental Policy. Title: Steering Food System Governance
Chairgroup Global Nutrition, Division of Human Nutrition and Health, in collaboration with Development Economics, Environmental Policy and Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR).