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 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.

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.

October 22, 2019

Intake is working with Harvard University to develop and validate new metrics of diet quality for women of reproductive age for use in low- and middle-income countries. 

For background on the context and motivation for this work, and a review and synthesis of conceptual and operational definitions of diet quality, refer to Intake's technical report, Measuring diet quality among women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries: New metrics for changing diets…