Food Systems For Nutrition Innovation Lab

In Year 1, the Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) and its consortium partners conducted a series of thematic scoping exercises. The overall intent of the scoping exercises and consultations was to:

  • Generate a preliminary census (identifying and listing) of innovations relevant across the food systems
  • Assess the technical viability, potential for scaling, and feasibility of such innovations in the real world
  • Help prioritize ‘best bet’ innovations for possible funding under upcoming FSN-IL calls for research for development proposals.

The following is the Theme 5 Scoping Exercise Report for the fiscal year 2022, titled “Metrics for Food Systems for Nutrition


Prepared by Scoping Lead Team Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health consisting of Isabel
Madzorera*, Ilana Cliffer* and Wafaie Fawzi, with assistance from Lynne Ausman (Tufts University),
Christopher Duggan (Boston Children’s Hospital), Shibani Ghosh (Tufts University), Eileen Kennedy
(Tufts University), Jacqueline M. Lauer (Boston University), Jef Leroy (International Food Policy
Research Institute (IFPRI), Will Masters (Tufts University), Andrew Thorne-Lyman (Johns Hopkins
University), Beatrice Rogers (Tufts University), Patrick Webb (Tufts University), and Felicia Wu
(Michigan State University).
*Equal primary contributors



July 2023


Research Themes 

Food Systems

Human and Institutional Capacity


Program and Policy Processes

Research for Development

Stakeholder Engagement


Click here to access the report


Publication Type

Thematic Scoping Exercise Report