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A Working Guide for Urban Food Listing

February 26, 2021

This guide describes a set of tasks to aid in carrying out food, recipe and ingredient listing exercises for urban areas in LMICs. The set of methods, tools, and data capture formats provided can be used to help identify commonly consumed processed packaged foods and beverages that may be purchased in formal or informal markets; and processed foods and meals prepared and purchased outside the home, whether prepared by commercial food chains, local restaurants, street vendors, or other types of food vendors. The guide aims to help fill a gap in the availability of method, tools, and data capture formats to collect information on processed foods to inform the development of tools for a quantitative 24-hour dietary recall survey. The guide was developed jointly by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Intake (Center for Dietary Assessment at FHI Solutions), and the Centre for Public Health Research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI-CPHR).