Cross-sectional multimedia audit reveals a multinational commercial milk formula industry circumventing the Philippine Milk Code with misinformation, manipulation, and cross-promotion campaigns
This study employed a cross-sectional multimedia audit to examine the marketing and promotion of products under the scope of the Code, as well as those regulated by the Philippine Milk Code.
Adolescent nutrition, maternal nutrition theory of change and media costs posters presented at the SBCC Summit
Three posters on mass media costing, scaling up maternal nutrition, and school-based nutrition highlight results from some of Alive & Thrive's implementation research in Africa and Asia. They were shared at the 2022 SBCC Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, in December.
The Financial Costs of Mass Media Interventions Used for Improving Breastfeeding Practices in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, and Vietnam (Sanghvi T.G., et al, 2022)
This analysis documents the financial costs and budgetary needs for implementing mass media components of large-scale breastfeeding programs, providing annual costs, cost structures, and coverage achieved through mass media interventions in four low- and middle-income countries.
A review of front-of-pack nutrition labelling in Southeast Asia: Industry interference, lessons learned, and future directions (Pettigrew S, Coyle D, 2022)
This paper outlines the current state of food labelling policy in the Southeast Asia region, describes observed industry interference tactics, and provides recommendations for how governments in Southeast Asia can address this interference to deliver best-practice nutrition labelling to improve d
As a result of the illegal coup d’état by the military on February 1st, 2021, a humanitarian crisis is currently unfolding in Myanmar. With fuel and food prices increasing dramatically, millions of households are struggling to meet their basic food and healthcare needs.
Implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes in Vietnam: Marketing Practices by the Industry and Perceptions of Caregivers and Health Workers (Nguyen, T.T., 2021. Nutrients)
This study examined implementation of the Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (the Code) in Vietnam with a focus on marketing practices by the baby food industry and perceptions of caregivers, health workers, and policy makers.