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

October 19, 2020

This Intake survey planning tool is designed to assist survey planners with the development of a survey protocol for a quantitative 24-hour dietary recall survey in a low- or middle-income country. The document provides a template that outlines the structure and content that is generally included in a protocol for a quantitative 24-hour dietary recall survey. The template has been designed to be especially relevant for large-scale dietary surveys but can be adapted for…

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.

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.

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…