School of Population Health

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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.

INFORMAS is supports the WHO's Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (2013-2020) and the World Cancer Research Fund International NOURISHING framework.


The INFORMAS framework consists of 10 modules - click on a module below to learn more...


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Latest news

  • New tool supports healthy food in schools
    24 February 2016
    A 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.
  • Too much food driving obesity epidemic
    01 July 2015
    Too much energy-dense food is driving the obesity epidemic in high income countries like New Zealand, say the authors of a new global study.
  • Publications for May/June 2014
    15 July 2014
    INFORMAS 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