Tesfaye Hailu Bekele, (Ethiopian Public Health Institute and Wageningen University and Research) who is involved in leading that process, gave 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. He presented how agricultural data are brought to bear, to design guidelines that account for agricultural production systems.
Dr. Anna Herforth (Independent and Harvard School of Public Health) provided broader context by sharing insights from a newly published global review of food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG), looking at the similarities and differences in FBDG-across 90 countries that have them.
- 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
24-29 June 2019. Hyderabad, India. The 2019 ANH Academy Week