Peer-learning platforms for behavioral change

This solution was shared by IFSS portal research team , 09 June 2022

Print date: 01 October 2022 16:25

Description of the innovative solution

Digital platform Women empowerment Mobile phones Online services Education - adult Education - youth Information/communication Food environment - personal Food environment - external Regulatory protection Nutritious food Healthy diet Retail promotion Consumer choice Fats - sugars - salts Capacity building Double-duty action

Unhealthy diets, or diets high in fats, sugars, and salts, are seen more often in people coming from lower socioeconomic statuses, with interrelated factors such as education level, income level and occupation. Approximately 83.72% (2022) of the world’s population owns a smartphone and as their use continues to grow, apps have become an incredibly effective way of providing information and resources to a wide audience. Using peer-learning platforms, where consumers can access lectures, publications, research tools and recorded material on a range of topics developed by scholars and practitioners working in the contexts of health and nutrition, has the potential to improve consumer education around healthy food behaviors and wellness.This could appear as a mobile game app designed to inspire behavioral changes and educate on healthy and sustainable food choices and food safety. The application’s primary beneficiaries could be children and adolescents, as well as adults. These platforms provide a channel for consumers to receive and share information or provide feedback (to businesses and with peers), as appropriate to the local context. A multi-stakeholder approach (health, environment, policy, etc…) should be taken during the development of the product. To have a higher-scale effect, governmental bodies could be involved in the process of funding, developing and sharing the app through advocacy campaigns or introducing it into schools.

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Consumers

Maturity level

Gaining traction

Criteria

Food quality Food safety Food desirability Climate mitigation

SDG target

SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 4: Quality Education SDG 10: Reduced Inequality SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Context

Urban Peri-urban

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