Webinar #2 in our Webinar Series on Drivers of food choice in low- and middle-income countries: a synthesis of evidence
(learn more about the series here)
This webinar will include 4 presentations:
- Shilpa V. Constantinides, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina:
The influence of perspectives on food safety on food choice from across DFC projects
- Michelle Holdsworth, IRD & University of Sheffield, and Amos Laar, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Perceptions of Food safety are important drivers of food acquisition and consumption in urban Ghana
- Jessica E. Raneri, Senior Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor to both, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and Agricultural Development and Food Security Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
Do food safety concerns shape diets? Insights from the urban poor in Hanoi
- Crystal Patil, Department of Human Development Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Germana Leyna, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC):
Food safety perspectives from adults living with HIV in peri-urban Tanzania and the context of national food safety policies change
Moderator: Edward Frongillo, Professor & Director, Global Health Initiatives at Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, and co-investigator for the Drivers of Food Choice Program.
Speaker profiles can be found below. Presentations will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A discussion session.
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About our Webinar Series on Drivers of food choice in low- and middle-income countries: a synthesis of evidence
(learn more about the series here)
Global food systems are altering local food environments that serve as the contexts of food choice, defined as the processes by which people consider, acquire, prepare, distribute, and consume foods and beverages. The purpose of the Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program is to generate evidence to understand how people make food choices in local food environments, specifically what, how, and why people eat the way they do among low- and middle-income countries. The DFC program funded projects that applied multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods across highly diverse settings and populations in 10 LMICs. The webinar series will aim to disseminate important findings that have emerged from the DFC portfolio regarding drivers of individual and household food choice in changing food environments and foster discussion around next steps for scale-up and application of insights and innovations from the portfolio. The thematic areas of this webinar series articulate with prominent issues and questions currently confronting policy, practice, and research at the nexus of food environments, nutrition, and health. Webinars will showcase the critical contributions of the DFC portfolio in advancing discussions around these areas.
- Presentation slides:
- Shilpa Constantinides: The influence of perspectives on food safety on food choice: a synthesis of evidence from DFC projects
- Jessica E. Raneri: Do food safety concerns shape diets? Insights from the urban poor in Hanoi
- Michelle Holdsworth and Amos Laar: Perceptions of Food safety are important drivers of food acquisition and consumption in urban Ghana
- Crystal Patil and Germana Leyna: Food Safety Perspectives from Adults in Peri-Urban Tanzania and the Context of National Food Safety Policies Change
- Publications and resources from Sigrid Wertheim-Heck and colleagues:
- The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the diets of Hanoi’s urban poor
- Video: Retail Diversity for Dietary Diversity (RD4DD) - Preventing nutrition deserts for the urban poor within the transforming food retail environment in Vietnam
- Food policy and the unruliness of consumption: An intergenerational social practice approach to uncover transforming food consumption in modernizing Hanoi, Vietnam.
- A cross-disciplinary mixed-method approach to understand how food retail environment transformations influence food choice and intake among the urban poor: Experiences from Vietnam
- Retail diversity for dietary diversity: Resolving food-safety versus nutrition priorities in Hanoi (scroll down to page 61)
- Food safety and nutrition for low-income urbanites: exploring a social justice dilemma in consumption policy
- Food safety and urban food markets in Vietnam: The need for flexible and customized retail modernization policies
- Constrained consumer practices and food safety concerns in Hanoi
- Food safety in everyday life: Shopping for vegetables in a rural city in Vietnam
Join the conversation on social media
Share quotes from the speakers, reflections, screenshots and more on social media. Use these hashtags and handles on Twitter:
- Michelle Holdsworth: @ProfMHoldsworth
- Amos Laar: @alaar
- Jessica E. Raneri: @Jessica_Raneri
- Crystal Patil: @clpatil
- Germana H. Leyna: @TFNC_TZ
- Drivers of Food Choice program: @DFC_Program
- ANH Academy: @anh_academy
Jessica E. Raneri is Senior Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Advisor to both the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and, the Agricultural Development and Food Security Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. Jessica is a nutrition and food system specialist with experience spanning from leading research-for-development projects and programs, to advising large development projects and decision makers on best-bet intervention and entry points for improved nutrition by applying evidence-based recommendations and policy. Her work explores dynamics between quantitative and qualitative drivers for food systems outcomes and integrates participatory action research and programming.