Identifying implementation gaps and priorities for the Singapore government to improve food environment policies: perspectives from a local expert panel.

Last updated on 18-12-2020 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

Peer reviewed scientific article





OBJECTIVE: Singapore, an urbanised, developed nation, with a high reliance on food importation and a high prevalence of eating out is facing rising rates of obesity and diabetes. The objective of the current study was to characterise and evaluate the Singapore government’s policies to improve the food environment and to identify and prioritise concrete actions. DESIGN: The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index tool and process were used. An expert panel rated the Singapore government’s implementation of forty-seven indicators compared with international best practice in 2018. Indicators …

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