Discursive frames in food marketing policy

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Food policies are increasingly being accepted as a strategy to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. However, there are still contestations on the types of food that should be regulated. Existing research shows powerful actors use discursive framing to influence political priority during the agenda setting phases of food policies.

However, there is paucity of research on the discursive framing that stakeholders deploy during policy formulation and implementation stages. This project seeks to examine the framing of nutritional attributes of food in food marketing policies to understand the discursive power dynamics that shape the implementation of these policies.

Funded by: Asia-Pacific Innovation Program (APIP)

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay under Pixabay Licence.

Sharon Friel

Professor Sharon Friel

Professor Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). She was Director of RegNet...

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Dr Ashley Schram

Ashley is a Braithwaite Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance. From 2017-2019 Ashley led a programme of...

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  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

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