Understanding drivers of food choice in changing food environments of low- and middle-income countries to inform program and policy 
byChristine Blake
Academy Week Learning Lab
| Food Environments, Food Systems
Date and Time
From: 24 June 2020, 00:00
To: 24 June 2020, 00:00
BST British Summer Time GMT+1:00
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ANH2020 Learning Lab: Understanding drivers of food choice


  • Christine Blake, University of South Carolina 

  • Edward Frongillo, University of South Carolina 

  • Andrea Warren, University of South Carolina 

  • Shilpa Constantinides, University of South Carolina 

  • Chris Turner, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Description and Learning Objectives

Food choice is a process of decision making that informs the selection, acquisition, and consumption of foods from options available in the food environment. Rapid changes in food environments are fostering changes in food choice that have important implications for health and well-being. Understanding how people make food choices in the context of changing food environments is important for program and policy development. Four case studies will be used to frame a discussion about drivers of food choice in low- and middle-income countries and implications for policy and program action will be identified for each case.  

Participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the process of food choice and implications for health and well-being. 

  • Describe relationships between changing food environments and food choice that have implications for health and well-being 

  • Identify and describe policy and program actions to promote positive changes in food environments for healthy food choice  

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