What's new

Here is where you can get up to date on Intake's most recent news and announcements.  We also provide links below to selected recent publications and news articles, and other noteworthy items and events relevant to the collection, analysis and use of dietary data. 

News & Announcements

January 3, 2020

The Lancet has published a four paper series to explore how the double burden of malnutrition is affecting low- and middle-income countries. Along with this four paper series, the Lancet published a commentary titled, "A Nutrition Manifesto for a New Nutrition Reality."  


January 2, 2020

Intake and FAO convened an international meeting, Dietary Data Collection, Analysis and Use: Taking Stock of Country Experiences and Promising Practices in LMICs, 11-13 December in Rome, Italy at FAO headquarters.  The meeting aimed to promote South to South learning, cross-regional networking, and the sharing of experiences in relation to national (or large-scale) government-led and government-owned, quantitative 24-hour dietary recall surveys LMICs. The meeting included participants from 20 LMICs.

January 2, 2020

This article from the Guardian discusses how unregulated advertising has contributed to a pervasive problem of junk food consumption among children globally.

January 2, 2020

This article, published in the Journal of Nutrition, compares four different methods to assess the prevalence of use and estimate nutrient intakes from dietary supplements among US adults. The authors conclude that the most comprehensive method for assessment at the population level combines the use of a frequency-based dietary supplement and prescription medicine questionnaire (DSMQ) with data from at least one 24-hour dietary recall.

October 22, 2019

Intake has released a new dietary data video. This Intake video focuses on the changing nutritional situation in Ghana, and how dietary patterns are shifting towards increased consumption of “fast foods”. The video is available with EnglishFrench, and Spanish sub-titles.