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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Institute for Global Health
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FoodSwitch USA

FoodSwitch is a mobile phone application developed by The George Institute for Global Health for download on iOS and Android devices in nine countries to help consumers make healthier choices at the point of purchase. Data within the FoodSwitch system are also used for surveillance of the packaged food supply to help enable healthier food environments.

Funding

One Brave Idea (research venture led by American Heart Association, Verily, and AstraZeneca) via subcontract from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, JR Alberts Foundation, and Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UL1TR001422).

Northwestern Faculty and Staff

Mark Huffman, MD, MPH; Abigail Baldridge, MS; Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD

Partners

Bruce Neal, Fraser Taylor, Elizabeth Dunford, Clare Farrand, Maria Ali, The George Institute for Global Health; Dagan Xavier, Brooke Bright, Label Insight; Calum MacRate, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/One Brave Idea

Related Publication

Coyne KJ, Baldridge AS, Huffman MD, Jenner K, Xavier D, Dunford EK. Differences in the sodium content of bread products in the USA and UK: implications for policy. Public Health Nutr. 2018 Feb;21(3):632-636. doi: 10.1017/S136898001700324X. Epub 2017 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 29157327.Back to top

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