Learning Lab: Cost and Affordability of Nutritious Diets
byWilliam Masters
Academy Week Learning Lab
| Economics, Nutrition
Date and Time
From: 21 June 2021, 15:30
To: 21 June 2021, 17:30
BST British Summer Time GMT+1:00
Country: United Kingdom
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Food prices are collected by many organizations, but are not often used to understand the cost of nutritious food to meet dietary needs. In 2020, for the first time the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report highlighted the cost and affordability of healthy diets. In this session, we share the techniques to generate these results, and offer tools for participants to calculate the Cost of a Healthy Diet from their own price datasets. This session mirrors training courses for the World Bank and national governments, currently under development within the Food Prices for Nutrition project.

Preparation materials:

  • Food Prices for Nutrition website
  • Herforth, A., Y. Bai, A. Venkat, K. Mahrt, A. Ebel & W.A. Masters (2020). Cost and affordability of healthy diets across and within countries. Background paper for the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Technical Study No. 9. Rome: FAO.
  • Bai, Y., E. Naumova and W.A. Masters (2020). Seasonality in diet costs reveals food system performance in East Africa. Science Advances, eabc2162.

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Ag2Nut Community of Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Wageningen University & Research


Hello, do you have any recording for the session?

Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman

23 Jun 2021
I missed the first session of the ANH program, is there any way to get the slides or reading material?


30 Jun 2021
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