School of Population Health
Welcome to INFORMAS
OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED!
If you are interested in measuring local food environments in your country and if you would like to join the INFORMAS network, please contact us.
Being part of the INFORMAS network will give you access to our protocols, data collection methods, data and results as well as support from our core group and module leaders. If you are interested in joining, we'd love to hear from you!
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.
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