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Learning lab: Food environment methods, tools, and metrics to support healthy diets in low- and middle-income countries (in-person only)
byANH Academy
Academy Week Learning Lab
Date and Time
From: 26 June 2023, 10:45
To: 26 June 2023, 14:35 - CAT (GMT+2)
Country: Malawi
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

-13.953950331269, 33.79164839411

Open Full Event Food environment methods, tools,

This is a in-person session only. It won't be available online.

[Note: this session is in two parts with lunch in between ( 12:15 to 13:05)]

Times for this event are in CAT

Level:   Basic/ Intermediate





USAID Advancing Nutrition piloted a suite of seven food environment assessments for use in low and middle-income countries. The assessments were identified to capture data on informal market food environment dimensions including accessibility, availability, price, product and vendor properties, affordability, marketing and regulation, and desirability. This session would focus on the assessment package and how the tools work together. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the assessments in groups, ask questions, and discuss amongst themselves how they might apply them in their own contexts. Facilitators will provide background on food environments followed by orientation to each of the assessments that will be workshopped during the learning lab. Through group work, participants will be assigned roles and take turns practicing as though they were data collectors. Group work will go through to analysis and presentation and end with a discussion of the potential utility of the data and use of findings.

Preparation materials 

We recommend that you visit the resources prior to attending the session. 


  • Shauna Downs (Rutgers University School of Public Health)
  • Sarah McClung (USAID Advancing Nutrition)
  • Christopher Rue (USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security)
  • Noni Alexander (USAID Advancing Nutrition)


Note: Would you like to attend this session? Please register HERE. A survey will be sent to you via email by no later than 1 June 2023, to indicate all your preferred learning lab sessions. You can only receive the survey after you have registered.

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I would like to register for this learning lab. Will I get zoom details to join this meeting? Thanks.

Samira Choudhury

05 Jun 2023
Dear Samira,

I can confirm that you have registered in the conference.
Our colleagues from Tufts University will send you the zoom details.

Thank you,
ANH Academy team

Ana Sousa

06 Jun 2023
When will the zoom details be available?

Samira Choudhury

26 Jun 2023
Hi I'd registered for this learning lab and I have still not received a zoom link. When will it be available?

Ishika Gupta

26 Jun 2023
I have registered for this learning lab session. When will the Zoom link for this be available?


Darshnaben Mahida

26 Jun 2023
Dear all,

These Learning Labs will be in-person only.
However we have other sessions that are available online - side events, plenaries, parallel thematic sessions and posters. You will find zoom links in each of these webpages. Please browse the programme to find other sessions to attend.

Thank you,

Ana Sousa

26 Jun 2023
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