Could food-related health taxes change food choices in Ghana?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every corner of the globe, researchers have uncovered evidence about the routes of transmission, virulence, and short- and long-term consequences for those infected. Some of the major findings in COVID-19 research were around pre-existing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, and hypertension. Scientists found […]

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Launch of the “1St Africa Food Environment Research Network (FERN) Nov 3, 2020

The MEALS4NCDs Project, presently being implemented by the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Scientific Institute of Public […]

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Food parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Childhood overweight and obesity have increased globally over the past two decades1. Such increases have been linked to the consumption of unhealthy diets, physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyles2.  Environmental conditions characterising neighbourhoods, homes and institutions like schools can moderate such behavioural factors2. During the school term, children spend a considerable amount of time (approximately seven […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: potential long-term impacts on the nutritional status of Ghanaian children

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted social and economic activities across much of the world. As of 09 April 2020, over one million COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide, and about 23% (336,780) of these have recovered. Sadly, about 6% (89,435) have died from the virus or related complications.1 Africa was the last continent […]

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Important Notice! FERN 2020 Meeting: COVID-19 Alert

The MEALS4NCDs Project is closely monitoring developments of the current global COVID-19 pandemic to determine how it may impact the FERN 2020 Meeting scheduled for September 1st to 2nd 2020 in Accra, Ghana. As a result of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases the host country (Ghana), the government of Ghana has placed temporary bans […]

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Environment Research

Call for Applications The MEALS4NCDs Project, led by the University of Ghana is pleased to invite applications from uniquely qualified individuals to fill one vacant Postdoctoral Fellowship position. The two-year fellowship, beginning April 2020 will be tenable at the University of Ghana School of Public Health. The Project is a collaboration funded by The International Development Research […]

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MEALS4NCDs Prevention Project, the Dietary Transitions in Ghanaian/African Cities Projects, and others partner to deliver National Multi-Stakeholder Nutrition Forum and Ghana’s 1st National Nutrition Conference

IDRC-funded MEALS4NCDs Prevention Project, and other stakeholders – the DFC, TACLED, the Stories of Change, and the Adolescent Food Environment Projects (all of the University of Ghana), the ROFE Project of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana Strategy Support Program, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, the Ghana Academy of Nutrition […]

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The MEALS4NCDs Project Team holds a workshop around strengthening team’s capacity to implement the project

On August 15th 2019, an international team of researchers led by the University of Ghana launched the ‘providing Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support (MEALS) for NCDs prevention’ Project, also referred to as the “MEALS4NCDs Project” in Accra Ghana. The project focuses on food promotion (marketing to children restrictions), and food provisioning (improving school nutrition […]

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An international team of researchers, led by the University of Ghana, Launch an innovative NCDs prevention project – the MEALS4NCDs Project

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), France, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Scientific Institute of Public […]

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MEALS4NCDs Project Launch & Capacity Building Workshop

The “Measuring the healthiness of Ghanaian children’s food environments to prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases” also referred to as “MEALS4NCDs Project” is set to be Launched on August 15 2019 in Accra Ghana. The project focuses on restricting unhealthy food marketing to children and improving school nutrition environment. Preceding the official launch is a capacity […]

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