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

Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) Stakeholder Meeting

September 1, 2020

This remote stakeholder meeting was held on September 1, 2020. The meeting  included a series of presentations to describe the work to develop and validate the GDQS, a new metric of diet quality appropriate for use in LMICs; and an opportunity for meeting participants to provide feedback to help inform the next steps of the research.  Watch the recording of the meeting here.

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New Lancet Planet Health Article Highlights the Need for Novel Metrics of Diet Quality

August 13, 2020

This recently published paper in the Lancet Planet Health journal highlights the need for diet quality metrics that are validated against both nutrient adequacy and non-communicable disease outcomes, to assess and address diet quality in the context of the double burden of malnutrition.

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FAO and Intake Joint Meeting Report on Dietary Data Collection, Analysis and Use in LMICs

July 31, 2020

Intake and FAO jointly convened a meeting in December 2019, to take stock of country experiences and promising practices in relation to dietary data collection, analysis, and use in LMICs. Experts from 19 LMICs participated in the meeting. This meeting report provides a synthesis of key highlights from plenary presentations and meeting discussions. 

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Intake Survey Guidance Document: Facilitated Group Discussions for Dietary Pre-Survey Work in LMICs

July 20, 2020

This Intake Survey Guidance Document describes how to use Facilitated Group Discussions as a primary data collection method to help augment the Food, Recipe, and Ingredient List (FRIL) to be prepared in advance of a quantitative 24-hour dietary recall survey.  The Guide describes how to plan for, design, and carry out Facilitated Group Discussions in low- and middle-income country settings, and how to use the data collected to augment the FRIL and other survey…

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Intake Advocacy Note - Improving Nutrition through Food Fortification Policy and Programming: Ensuring an Evidence-Based Design with Country-Specific Quantitative 24-Hour Dietary Recall Data

July 8, 2020

This Intake Advocacy Note describes how country-specific quantitative 24-hour dietary data can be used in an evidenced-based approach to improve nutrition through the development of food fortification policy and programming in a low- or middle-income country.

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