Policy determinants

mapping & benchmarking of policies

Community determinants

assessing & improving food environments

Interpersonal determinants

leveraging digital solutions & local networks

About Us

Welcome to FoodSAMSA

FoodSAMSA is a three-year project that aims to address malnutrition in all its forms, including undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, unhealthy diets and obesity, by assessing its determinants and by exploring interventions at the macro (policy), the meso (community) and the micro (interpersonal) level.

As part of the project, we will

adapt existing approaches for assessing and improving food environments to circumstances that are typical of countries facing a double burden of over- and undernutrition

implement them in South Africa, and

strengthen capacities and expand existing regional networks to support food environment and food systems research and action across Sub-Saharan Africa

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