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Learning Lab: Collecting and Analyzing Dietary Data Using a 5-minute Survey Module (DQQ) Adapted for >100 Countries
byANH Academy
Academy Week Learning Lab
Date and Time
From: 21 June 2023, 14:00
To: 21 June 2023, 16:00 - CAT (GMT+2)
Open Full Event Collecting and Analyzing

The times of this event are in CAT

Level: Basic

Agriculture programs often seek to improve diet, but feasible standardized tools have not been available to measure diet quality. Especially for programs that have limited finances and technical capacity, dietary assessment must be low-burden: simple, rapid, reliable, and not requiring nutrition expertise. In this session, we demonstrate how a new diet quality questionnaire (DQQ) has been designed to capture information on nutrient adequacy, healthy and unhealthy food consumption, with a minimal amount of time (5 minutes) and nutrition expertise (none required). Standardized DQQs have been adapted and are ready to use for over 100 countries, available at We will practice using these tools and calculating indicators of diet quality (such as the MDD-W) from them. DQQ data have been collected for 56 countries so far, and we will also practice using the data and exploring visualizations.

Preparation materials 

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  • Anna Herforth (DQQ)
  • Kristina Sokourenko (DQQ)



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Ag2Nut Community of Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Wageningen University & Research
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