The Access to Nutrition India Spotlight Index 2020 would not have been possible without the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The second India Spotlight Index was produced by the ATNI India Index project team which consists of Fiona Kirk, Osien Kuumar, Paul Vos and Mark Wijne. For the company research, analysts Julia Llados Vila, David Jerome and Estefania Marti Malvado complemented the team. ATNI executive director Inge Kauer, senior advisor Rachel Crossley and program intern Sofie van den Berg helped review texts and data.
As noted in the methodology section of the report, the ATNI team drew on the expertise and advice of two advisory groups, a group of expert reviewers in India and the ATNI international Expert Group. Their close engagement throughout the development process for the methodology of the India Spotlight Index 2020 has been a source of invaluable guidance, and this report benefited greatly from their input and advice (group composition and names in the full acknowledgment). The views expressed in this report, however, do not necessarily reflect the views of these two groups’ members or of the institutions they represent.
Elizabeth Dunford and Fraser Taylor of The George Institute for Global Health (The George Institute), conducted the Product Profile assessment for the 16 companies in this 2020 Index and the analysis of changes in the nutritional profile of packaged food and beverage products from 11 large companies in India over a three year period for the Access to Nutrition Initiative.
Innova Market Insights (Innova), a commercial knowledge supplier for the Food and Beverage industry, provided product composition data.
Development 73BIT, a British IT developer, set up the online data platform used to collect and process company data. It also developed automatic scoring sheets and reports that fed into the scorecards.
Kummer & Herrman
Kummer & Herrman based in the Netherlands, design for identity, website and reports.
Studio September based in the Netherlands, website development.
AvianWE, an integrated communications agency in India, is ATNI’s public relations partner for this index.
WRENmedia, a UK communication company did the language and copy editing of the report and scorecards.
Dr. Rajan Sankar
Director Nutrition, Tata Trusts
Senior Advisor, Tata Trusts
Deputy Lead – Food Fortification Resource Centre, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Dr. Avula Laxmaiah
Scientist ‘G’ & Head, Public Health, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)
Director – Programmes, Centre for Responsible Business (CRB)
Senior Technical Advisor – Diffusion States, Alive & Thrive
Dr. Antaryami Dash
Advisor – Nutrition, Save the Children
Vice President, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, Rabobank India
Chair, ATNI Expert Group;
Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania;
Research Professor in Community Health & Prevention, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
Lindsay H. Allen
Director, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center;
Research Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Terry T-K Huang
Professor, School of Public Health, City University of New York
Director, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford
Former Director (retired), Food and Nutrition Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC
Professor, Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and Alfred Deakin; Professor and Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne