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The Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) application

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The Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) application

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Mourad Moursi
POLICY SEMINAR
Nudging for Good: AI driven diagnostics and behavior change to improve diets and nutrition
JUL 28, 2022 - 12:00 TO 2:00PM EDT

Mourad Moursi
POLICY SEMINAR
Nudging for Good: AI driven diagnostics and behavior change to improve diets and nutrition
JUL 28, 2022 - 12:00 TO 2:00PM EDT

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The Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) application

  1. 1. The Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS) application Mourad Moursi Senior Technical Advisor, Intake Center for Dietary Assessment FHI Solutions 28 July 2022
  2. 2. The case for an improved diet quality metric • Lack of routinely collected dietary data at national scale • Lack of globally appropriate metrics to measure diet quality • Need for a robust and universally applicable tool for measuring diet quality
  3. 3. What is Special About the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS)? • The GDQS is a simple diet quality metric • Entirely food-based (avoids use of food composition data) • Can be used globally • GDQS is validated for women 15-49 years against health outcomes • Predict dimensions of both nutrient adequacy and NCD risk • Accounts for quantity of consumption at the food group level
  4. 4. The GDQS 25 food groups 16 healthy scoring food groups Legumes Nuts and seeds Dark green leafy vegetables Deep orange fruits Citrus fruits Other fruits Whole grains Liquid oils Fish and shellfish Poultry and game meat Low fat dairy Eggs Cruciferous vegetables Deep orange vegetables Other vegetables Deep orange tubers 2 food groups scored healthy when consumed in moderate amounts and unhealthy when consumed in excessive amounts High fat dairy Red meat 7 unhealthy scoring food groups Processed meat Refined grains and baked goods Sweets and ice cream Sugar-sweetened beverages Juice White roots and tubers Purchased deep fried foods
  5. 5. The GDQS mobile application • GDQS app designed for global use • Simple and easy to implement • Data collection 10-20 minutes • Does not require intensive training or nutrition knowledge • Can be integrated or added to existing larger surveys • Free use & technical support
  6. 6. Thank you

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