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

Special Sight and Life Report on Nutrient Profiling: Article on the GDQS

October 21, 2021

This recent article in the Sight and Life Special Report, "Nutrient Profiling: Designing a Healthier Future for Global Benefit" provides an overview of the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) and describes the benefits that a food-based metric of diet quality can offer to dietary assessment.

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The Global Diet Quality Score: Data Collection Options and Tabulation Guidance

April 8, 2021

This technical brief provides an overview of the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) - a new metric of diet quality validated for global use among non-pregnant non-lactating women of reproductive age. GDQS data collection options are described along with corresponding tabulation guidance.

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GDQS App Beta-Testing Program

March 8, 2021

Intake is looking for volunteers interested in helping to advance the development of the GDQS app.  If you are interested in helping to beta-test the GDQS app, please consider volunteering to join our global GDQS app beta-testing program. Write to feedback@intake.org to express your interest in participating. Read here to learn more

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A Working Guide for Urban Food Listing

February 26, 2021

This guide describes a set of tasks to aid in carrying out food, recipe and ingredient listing exercises for urban areas in LMICs. The set of methods, tools, and data capture formats provided can be used to help identify commonly consumed processed packaged foods and beverages that may be purchased in formal or informal markets; and processed foods and meals prepared and purchased outside the home, whether prepared by…

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GDQS Launch Event

February 23, 2021

This GDQS Launch Event was held on February 23, 2021. The event included a series of presentations to describe final results of work to develop and validate the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS), a new population-based metric of diet quality appropriate for global use. Watch the recording of the event here.  

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