INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity / Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support) is a global network of public-interest organisations and researchers that aims to monitor, benchmark and support public and private sector actions to increase healthy food environments and reduce obesity and NCDs and their related inequalities.

INFORMAS supports the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (2013-2020) and the World Cancer Research Fund International NOURISHING framework.

To date, 58 countries have conducted research to assess several aspects of food environments.

Click here for a recent evaluation of the INFORMAS network conducted by Gary Sacks and colleagues, and head to the INFORMAS global website for more information on global efforts to benchmark and monitor food environment policies.