Development of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in Ethiopia, and a Global Review of FBDG
byAnna Herforth
Webinar or Seminar
| Agriculture, Food Systems, Environment
Date and Time
From: 21 May 2019, 14:00
To: 21 May 2019, 15:00
Country: United Kingdom
Street: Virtual - time indicated in BST (London)
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Ethiopia is developing food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG) for the first time ever, slated to be released later next year (2020). Tesfaye Hailu Bekele, who is involved in leading that process, will give us an inside view into how it began, the types of data that are used, which stakeholders are at the table, and how guidance on "what to eat" is operationalized.  We will discuss how agricultural data are brought to bear, to design guidelines that account for agricultural production systems.

Dr. Anna Herforth will provide broader context by sharing insights from a newly-published global review of FBDG, looking at the similarities and differences in FBDG across 90 countries that have them. 

This timely webinar will give us an inside view into how countries define healthy diets that are appropriate for nutrition, culture, and the specific food system of a place.

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Development of FBDG in Ethiopia, and a Global Review of FBDG webinar video 


A Global Review of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines ( link to journal article)
FAO repository of Food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG)
Developing and Validating Food-based Dietary Guidelines and a Healthy Eating Index in Ethiopia 
Food Systems for Healthier Diets in Ethiopia: Toward a Research Agenda
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View Tesfaye's webinar slide 


4:00pm/Addis Ababa   
9:00am/New York 

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