Kathleen Fantozzi, M.A. Food Studies

Bioversity International, Italy

I interned at Bioversity International who, alongside their partners, are developing a tool to generate insights on consumer preferences and acceptability of better quality diets when compared to current diet composition. The tool aims to close a gap in the understanding of the convergence between what people want to (or currently) eat and what is healthy for them to eat, i.e. diets that meet nutritional recommendations for both adequacy and moderation for micro-nutrients and to achieve recommended proportions of energy, carbohydrate, fat, and protein. My role was to prepare background literature related to drivers of consumer choice and consumer choice theory to inform the development of the consumer acceptability tool to be tested in Ethiopia and Vietnam. I hope this internship leads to a future job!