Benchmarking food environment policies for the prevention of diet-related non-communicable diseases in Kenya: National expert panel's assessment and priority recommendations.

Last updated on 4-1-2021 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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INTRODUCTION: Unhealthy food environments drive the increase of diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine healthy food environment policies in Kenya and identify priorities for future action. METHODS: Using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) we collected evidence on the extent of government action to create healthy food environments across 13 policy and infrastructure support domains and 43 related good practice indicators between 2017 and 2018. A panel of 15 national experts rated the extent of government action on each indicator …

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