School of Population Health
Welcome to INFORMAS
INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity / non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support) is a global network of public-interest organisations and researchers that aims to monitor, benchmark and support public and private sector actions to create healthy food environments and reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their related inequalities.
INFORMAS is consistent with and supportive of the list of policy options for countries included in the WHO's Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (2013-2020).
INFORMAS supports the World Cancer Research Fund International NOURISHING framework, which formalises a package of policies to promote healthier eating and prevent obesity and NCDs that is applicable globally. The framework serves as a repository and tool to categorise and monitor food and nutrition policy exemplars from around the world.
New tool supports healthy food in schools
24 February 2016A new online tool will be launched next month to enable schools to self-review the healthiness of the food and beverages they have available and support them in improving their food environments where needed.
Urgently needed: Voices for integrity in public policymaking
03 December 2014Read an editorial in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (3 Dec 2014) by Boyd Swinburn and Michael Moore on this important issue.
Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies: Results of the NZ Food-EPI now available
18 July 2014Healthy food policies to promote childhood health and reduce obesity are lacking, according to a report highlighting the policy priorities assessed by an expert panel of more than 50 New Zealand public health professionals, medical practitioners and NGO leaders.
Publications for May/June 2014
15 July 2014INFORMAS has now published a paper to describe the design and methods of the first-ever, comprehensive national survey on the healthiness of food environments and the public and private sector policies influencing them, as a first step towards global monitoring of food environments and policies. T