Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) country scorecards and priority recommendations for action in Kenya.
journal contributionposted on 2019-06-10, 21:59 authored by Gershim Asiki, Milka Wanjohi, Amy Barnes, Kristin BashKristin Bash, Stefanie VandevijvereStefanie Vandevijvere, Stella Muthuri, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage, Michelle Holdsworth
The extent of implementation of food environment policies in Kenya was assessed and priority actions were identified for the government to implement, with its partners, to create healthier food environments. Methods based on the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) by INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/NCDs Research, Monitoring and Action Support) were used. Between October 2017 and August 2018, a cross-country team of researchers trained by a Food-EPI expert implemented the Kenya Food-EPI exercise.