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 Dietary Data Video - Now with Portuguese Sub-Titles

October 22, 2019

Intake's video to highlight how dietary data can be used to inform evidence-based nutrition programs and policies in low- and middle-income countries is now available with Portuguese sub-titles.  The video is available here.

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Intake Dietary Data Video - Ghana Case Study

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.

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UNICEF's State of the World's Children 2019 Report Focuses on Children, Food, and Nutrition

October 21, 2019

UNICEF's State of the World's Children 2019 report focuses on children, food, and nutrition, highlighting the importance of diet quality to children's health, development, and well-being.  The report concludes with an agenda to "put children's nutrition rights first", which includes a recommendation "to collect, analyse and use good-quality data and evidence regularly to guide action and track progress." The report also includes a special section entitled, "Better data, better diets."

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FAO and WHO Highlight Need to Collect Data on Diets

October 18, 2019

FAO and WHO have released Guidelines on Healthy Sustainable Diets, calling for action to "Establish a representative baseline of current diets, when needed conducting individual dietary assessment by age, gender, income, ethnic group, and geography. Use these data to identify which shifts in diet could potentially have the greatest positive impact on both healthy and environment."

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DHS Questionnaire to Collect Data on Food Group Consumption among Women 15-49 Years

October 16, 2019

The DHS Model Questionnaire - Phase 8 is now available. The new questionnaire will collect data on food group consumption among women 15-49 years, based on self-report for one 24-hour reference period. The data collected will allow for tabulation of the Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women (MDD-W) indicator and will also allow for assessing the proportion of women who report consumption various "healthy" and "unhealthy" food groups, based on one 24-hour reference period.

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