Monitoring the price and affordability of foods and diets globally
MetadataShow full item record
Summary: Food prices and food affordability are important determinants of food choices, obesity and non-communicable diseases. As governments around the world consider policies to promote the consumption of healthier foods, data on the relative price and affordability of foods, with a particular focus on the difference between 'less healthy' and 'healthy' foods and diets, are urgently needed. This paper briefly reviews past and current approaches to monitoring food prices, and identifies key issues affecting the development of practical tools and methods for food price data collection, analysis and reporting. A step-wise monitoring framework, including measurement indicators, is proposed. 'Minimal' data collection will assess the differential price of 'healthy' and 'less healthy' foods; 'expanded' monitoring will assess the differential price of 'healthy' and 'less healthy' diets; and the 'optimal' approach will also monitor food affordability, by taking into account household income. The monitoring of the price and affordability of 'healthy' and 'less healthy' foods and diets globally will provide robust data and benchmarks to inform economic and fiscal policy responses. Given the range of methodological, cultural and logistical challenges in this area, it is imperative that all aspects of the proposed monitoring framework are tested rigorously before implementation. © 2013 The Authors. Obesity Reviews published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the International Association for the Study of Obesity.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lee, A.; Kane, S.; Lewis, M.; Good, E.; Pollard, Christina; Landrigan, T.; Dick, M. (2018)© 2018 The Author(s). Background: This paper describes the rationale, development and final protocol of the Healthy Diets Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing (ASAP) method which aims to assess, compare and ...
Costing 'healthy' food baskets in Australia - A systematic review of food price and affordability monitoring tools, protocols and methodsLewis, M.; Lee, Andy (2016)Copyright © The Authors 2016. Objective To undertake a systematic review to determine similarities and differences in metrics and results between recently and/or currently used tools, protocols and methods for monitoring ...
Cost and affordability of diets modelled on current eating patterns and on dietary guidelines, for New Zealand total population, Maori and Pacific HouseholdsMackay, S.; Buch, T.; Vandevijvere, S.; Goodwin, R.; Korohina, E.; Funaki-Tahifote, M.; Lee, Andy; Swinburn, B. (2018)© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The affordability of diets modelled on the current (less healthy) diet compared to a healthy diet based on Dietary Guidelines was calculated for population groups ...