Chile Evaluation Design


Key outcomes

The key outcomes we will analyze include:

  • Changes in attitude, knowledge, and understanding of unhealthy foods and beverages
  • Changes in exposure to unhealthy food marketing
  • Food purchases
    • Regulation’s impact on food and beverage purchases
    • Product reformulations
    • Differences in the impact of regulations by socio-economic status
  • Dietary intake
    • Changes in dietary intake of regulated and unregulated foods and beverages
  • Obesity & NCDs
    • Changes in health outcomes

Data sources

Sources of data include:

  • Focus groups of low-SES mothers
  • Household food purchases
    • Nutrition facts panels
    • FOP label information
  • Growth and Obesity Chilean Cohort Study (GOCCS) of 12-year-olds (n=767) and 4-year-olds (n=965)
    • Measuring media exposure, diet, knowledge, attitudes
  • Content analysis of TV and internet


Read more about our Collaborators in Chile here, review the Background and Regulations on Food Marketing in Chile here, and find studies from the Chilean project which include background methodological studies for future tax design, baseline methods papers, and evaluation impact studies.

This support comes primarily from Bloomberg Philanthropies with additional support from IDRC and CONICYT.