Main content

  1. Anette Buyken

Date created: | Last Updated:


Creating DOI. Please wait...

Create DOI

Category: Uncategorized

Description: In Germany responsibilities and legislative powers within public health nutrition are diffused across multiple levels of government. Thus, this study aims to enhance the understanding of how these competencies are distributed and utilized across the different levels of government in Germany (i.e., EU, federal, state (“Länder”) and municipal level). Using the INFORMAS Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI), which has previously been applied to the federal level in Germany, we seek to adapt and validate the Food-EPI framework for evaluating food and nutrition policies and initiatives at the German state level. The focus on the state level follows the comprehensive analysis at the federal level, aiming to fill knowledge gaps and to provide detailed insights into the state-specific responsibilities and competencies within Germany’s federal system of government. This study is designed as an iterative policy analysis based on a qualitative content analysis of relevant documents and several rounds of expert consultations. Through an in-depth document analysis and with the input from a diverse range of experts from academia, the public sector and civil society, we will develop a state-specific version of the Food-EPI, which will outline legislative powers and responsibilities as well as good practice indicators for relevant domains and indicators of the Food-EPI. We will subsequently apply the newly developed framework in future research to evaluate food environment policies in selected German states.

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International


Loading files...



Recent Activity

Loading logs...

OSF does not support the use of Internet Explorer. For optimal performance, please switch to another browser.
This website relies on cookies to help provide a better user experience. By clicking Accept or continuing to use the site, you agree. For more information, see our Privacy Policy and information on cookie use.

Start managing your projects on the OSF today.

Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery.