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 - A New Method to Collect and Analyze Data on Diet Quality

This remote stakeholder meeting will include 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, before the metric and validation work is finalized. Sign up here to…

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. 

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…

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.

July 8, 2020

This Intake Advocacy Note describes how quantitative 24-hour dietary recall data can be used in the development of food-based dietary guidelines to improve nutrition in low- and middle-income countries.