Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes N/A
Implementation Determinants Actor Context
Political Will for Policy Implementation

Policy Application

Setting Multiple
Public Sector Organization
Topic Infectious and Chronic Disease
Nutrition

Basic Information

The Food-EPI is a 14-item tool, which comprises a ‘policy’ component with seven domains on specific aspects of food environments, and an ‘infrastructure support’ component with seven domains to strengthen systems to prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases.

Transferability of measure across settings: Setting-specific

Citing Literature

Development article: Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S, Kraak V, et al. Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: a proposed Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index. Obesity Reviews. 2013;14 Suppl 1:24-37. doi:10.1111/obr.12073

Empirical use: Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Measuring and stimulating progress on implementing widely recommended food environment policies: the New Zealand case study. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2018;16(1):3. doi:10.1186/s12961-018-0278-0

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Multiple: Public sector organizations

Topic: Nutrition

Country: New Zealand  

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PAPERS Ratings

Note: Blank pragmatic constructs indicate inadequate reporting to assign a non-zero score.

Overall PAPERS Pragmatic Score:

9

 

Note: Blank pragmatic constructs indicate inadequate reporting to assign a non-zero score.

Overall PAPERS Psychometric Score:

0