Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Narrative

Classification

N/A

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Literature

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

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The COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for the food information environment in Brazil/Public Health Nutrition

Goal

Describe the changes in the food information environment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and propose a pathway to promote a healthier food information environment after this health crisis.

Results

The food information environment during the COVID-19 pandemic is changing in Brazil. The food industry, espe- cially those of UPF, has switched their advertising strategy to incorporate messages of empathy, union and partner- ship, in addition to investing in social responsibility actions and sponsoring online events aiming at self- promotion. As a consequence, the consumer is more vul- nerable to the consumption of UPF. Recommendations have been proposed in order to provide a healthier infor- mation food environment in Brazil after the COVID-19 pandemic, which include updating the regulatory legisla- tion and its effective compliance through industry accountability and public authority oversight, research on the topic and engagement of civil society.

Authors

Rodrigues M, Matos J, & Horta P.

Journal

DOI