Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in Ethiopia

  • 24th May 2019
  • by secretary
21 May 2019Webinar. Food-Based Dietary Guidelines in Ethiopia and 90 other countries.

Hashtags for this Webinar : #Ag2Nut ; #FBDG
Ethiopia is developing food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG) for the first time ever, slated to be released later next year (2020).

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.