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Eat Right India: A Case Study - Attempting to Transform India's Food Ecosystem to Advance Public Health and Improve Lives : Eat Right India : A Case Study (English)

This case study attempts to capture the story of Eat Right India, a program developed by the country’s food regulatory body, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), as it is taking shape and being rolled out. Eat Right India attempts to address the many challenges of ensuring that in a country the size, complexity, and diversity of India, the foods that people access are safe, healthy, and sustainable. This case study attempts to capture the story of Eat Right India, as it is taking shape and being rolled out. The study derives its value not from the ex post facto examination of a program—the results it achieved, its strengths and weaknesses, and the lessons it provides for future programs—but from capturing the living experience of a large-scale change program in its early implementation days. Several points about the program motivate its documentation at this stage. Eat Right India’s vision, design, and approaches aim to bring about complex, large-scale change in a country of the size, complexity, and diversity of India; its design and implementation are marked by flexibility and adaptability; it uses a “food systems” approach to address the interlinked aspects of food safety, nutrition and public health, and the environment; and it attempts to tackle such challenges as improving food safety in the informal food business sector. For all these reasons, at a recent knowledge-sharing event, Eat Right India Lighthouse, participants from several countries expressed great interest in documentation and wider sharing of this experience from India with other countries, particularly with other food regulatory authorities, academia, and development agencies. Furthermore, as FSSAI prepares to scale up Eat Right India, it is an opportune time to assess its strategies and approaches, acknowledge areas of strength and highlight those that need FSSAI’s further attention.

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  • Author

    Kathuria,Ashi Kohli, Anand,Deepika, Mehta,Ishira

  • Document Date

    2020/09/11

  • Document Type

    Report

  • Report Number

    AUS0001363

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    India,

  • Region

    South Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2020/09/03

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Eat Right India : A Case Study

  • Keywords

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Kathuria,Ashi Kohli Anand,Deepika Mehta,Ishira

Eat Right India: A Case Study - Attempting to Transform India's Food Ecosystem to Advance Public Health and Improve Lives : Eat Right India : A Case Study (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/949431599153256236/Eat-Right-India-A-Case-Study