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Dr Anne Marie Thow Guest Seminar

Title:- Orienting food policy to improve nutrition: the challenge and opportunity of global policy legacies

Malnutrition is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Improving nutrition will require the creation of healthy environments, in which healthy foods are more affordable, available and accessible. The challenge, particularly for low and middle income countries, is this: food environments have been shaped by long-standing policy agendas in economic sectors that govern the food supply. These sectors include Trade, Finance, Agriculture and Commerce – and each of these sectors is subject to powerful global agendas, led by institutions such as the World Trade Organization and World Bank. This seminar will draw on policy analysis research and interviews with economic policy makers in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and at the global level, to consider the challenges and opportunities presented by these policy legacies for nutrition.


Bio – Dr Anne Marie Thow

Dr Anne Marie Thow is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the University of Sydney. Her research uses theories of public policy making to explore facilitators and barriers to best practice public health nutrition policy globally, with a particular focus on the interface between economic policy and nutrition. Anne Marie currently collaborates on research in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, designed to strengthen nutrition policy making, and regularly consults with international agencies regarding nutrition policy. Prior to her PhD, Anne Marie worked for the Governments of Australia and Fiji on nutrition policy issues. She trained in nutrition and has a Masters in Public Policy and Economics.

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