What people eat, or their diet, is an important aspect of health and wellbeing. To help us better understand populations' healthy or unhealthy patterns, the Global Diet Quality Project aims to gather dietary quality data and provide valid and feasible diet quality monitoring within countries around the world. On October 19th at 10 a.m. EDT Gallup, Harvard Department of Global Health and Population, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition launched The Global Diet Quality Project: Measuring What the World Eats—the Project's first global report. During this in-person, and virtual event, speakers presented the first data collected across 40+ countries and what it reveals about healthy and unhealthy patterns.
Global experts on nutrition across Africa, Asia and North America presented and discussed–
- why tracking diet quality matters
- diet quality results from more than 40 countries and a deep dive on results and discussion of diet quality in the U.S.
- opportunities for wider uptake of the Diet Quality Questionnaire (DQQ) by diverse stakeholders.
Learn more about how USAID Advancing Nutrition helped make this work possible by supporting the adaptation of the country-adapted DQQ across 145 countries, and visit the Global Diet Quality Project website to view the launch event and download country-adapted tools and data.