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PHN Editors conflict of interest statements

Dr. Allison Hodge is a principal Fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Division at the Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.  She is also an Associate Professor in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. She has received research support from the National Health and Medical Research Council. She reports no financial relationships in the form of consultancies or honoraria with any other organizations. She conducts research in the field of nutritional epidemiology, particularly in relation to cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Kaleab Baye is employed as Associate Professor of Nutrition at the Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He is partly employed (honorary position) on grants from Bioversity International. He is the Director of the Center for Food Science and Nutrition and as such has a non-financial working relationship with food industries in Ethiopia. He has not received honoraria, travel or research grants from food industries. He is receiving research support from the Ethiopian Institute of Biotechnology, the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Nuffic (Netherlands), and the World Food Program. He undertakes consultancies with UN agencies, CGIAR centers, and FHI 360. He is serving on the Executive Committee of the World Public Health Nutrition Association. He is a founding member of the Ethiopian Young Academy of Sciences and a member of the Lancet commission on quality health systems. He reports no financial or non-financial relationships that can influence his work for PHN. 

Prof. Sandra Capra is employed as Professor of Nutrition at the University of Queensland, Australia, and is Conjoint Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle Australia (unpaid).  She receives research support from Queensland Health, and previously from the Australian Research Council among other funding bodies. She undertakes research across the domains of foodservice, policy and practice, outcomes and tools development. She undertakes consultancies from time to time for State and Federal Governments on food and nutrition issues and for individual universities on curriculum development. She is Executive Director of the International Commission for Dietitian-Nutritionist Education and Accreditation (honorary position). She reports no financial relationships which impact work for PHN.  She is a member of the Board for Nutrition Today.

Prof. Mieke Faber is employed as a Chief Specialist Scientist in the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. She is an extra-ordinary professor at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition at North-West University and the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of the Western Cape (both non-remunerated). She conducts research within the field of infant and child nutrition, dietary assessment and food-based interventions. She received research funding from Sight and Life, NRF Centre of Excellence for Food Security and South African Sugar Association. She is member of the Research Grant Panel of the South African Sugar Association (receives a honorarium), Deputy Editor for the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Editorial Board member for Maternal and Child Nutrition.   

Prof. Salome Kruger is employed as Professor of Nutrition at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition, North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. She receives research support and over the past five years has received grants from the South African National Research Foundation, the South African Medical Research Council, United Nations Development Programme, International Atomic Energy Agency, the Sugar Association of South Africa and Danone, South Africa. She undertakes research across the domains of body composition and cardiometabolic health and child growth. She undertakes consultancies from time to time for the South African Department of Health, Glaxo Smith-Kline and Danone, South Africa. She is a member of the Yogurt Advisory Panel of Danone, South Africa and the Research Grants Panel of the South African Sugar Association and receives honoraria from these companies. The honoraria are paid directly to North-West University and are used for research purposes. She reports no financial relationships which impact work for Public Health Nutrition.  Professor Kruger has spoken at meetings and conferences at the invitation of organizations representing dairy and body composition industries; they have paid her travel expenses, but she has not accepted personal payments from these organizations. Professor Kruger receives no honorarium from the Nutrition Society for her duties as Deputy Editor of Public Health Nutrition. She does not own stock in, or have other ownership interests in any of the companies to which she provides scientific advice or in any nutrition company other than those companies whose stock is held by various mutual fund retirement accounts.

Dr. Carl Lachat is tenure-track academic staff at Ghent University Belgium. He carries out research in the area of public health nutrition, nutrition epidemiology and biodiversity – nutritional linkages. He is partly employed on grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bioversity International. He is a member of the food and nutrition section of the European Public Health Association, the Board of the Belgian Nutrition Society, Board of Nutrition Third World and advisor to the Nutrition Bulletin. He receives project funding from the Research Foundation Flanders, the Flemish Inter-University Council, Nuffic (Netherlands), the European Union and has consulted with the European Commission, Action Against Hunger and the World Health Organization. He reports no financial relationships in the form of consultancies or honoraria with any other organizations.

Dr. Stefanie Vandevijvere

Scientific Institute of Public Health (SCIENSANO) Belgium

Honorary academic at the University of Auckland New Zealand

Associated researcher at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Dr Vandevijvere receives/received research support from the Health Research Council New Zealand, The Heart Foundation New Zealand, The International Development Research Centre, the Belgian Federal Public Service of Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment and the European Commission. She is a member of the leadership team of the International Network for Food and Obesity/NCDs Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS), member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Network of the World Obesity Federation and fellow for the Lancet Commission on Obesity. Dr Vandevijvere has non-financial professional relationships with businesses in regards to conducting the INFORMAS Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Level Nutrition (BIA-Obesity). However, no funding is received from any of the supermarkets, food and beverage manufacturers or quick-service restaurants assessed as part of the BIA-Obesity. 

Dr. Christina Vogel is a Senior Research Fellow at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton. Her research is supported by funding from the UK National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council, Academy of Medical Sciences, Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council. Christina was Treasurer of the World Public Health Nutrition Association from 2012-2017 and is a founding member of the Strategic Network for Obesity and the Preconception Partnership. As part of her research, Christina has a non-financial relationship with a food retail company, and maintains independence in evaluation activities to uphold the scientific integrity of her work.