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Side event: Nova-UPF Screener: A new tool to monitor and benchmark population diet quality
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
Date and Time
From: 28 June 2023, 17:00
To: 28 June 2023, 18:00 - CAT (GMT+2)
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

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Open Full Event Nova-UPF Screener


Times for this event are in CAT (GMT+2)


An initial presentation led by NUPENS will introduce the Nova-UPF Screener and the potential uses of this instrument to capture ultra-processed food consumption in multiple countries. Then, in-country partners will briefly present the country-adapted Nova-UPF Screener and key findings of the concurrent validity analysis, as well as next steps related to the tool implementation at national levels. Finally, the audience will be invited to participate in a Q&A session.  This side event aims to: 

  1. Briefly present the rationale behind the development of the Nova-UPF Screener and its potential to monitor and benchmark population diet quality globally  
  2. Introduce the country-adapted Nova-UPF Screener for India, Ecuador, and Senegal 
  3. Present the validation results conducted in these settings by comparing in a convenience sample the performance of the Nova-UPF score against a 24-hour multiple pass dietary recall carried out on the same day.  


Organizations involved: 
  • Centre for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health, University of Sao Paulo (Nupens/USP) 
  • Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) 
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) 
  • Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) 
  • ​​​​​Fernanda Marrocos (Nupens, University of São Paulo)
  • Caroline Costa (Nupens, University of São Paulo)
  • Suparna Ghosh-Jerath (Public Health Foundation of India)
  • Saliou Diombo Kébé (LARNAH, Cheikh Anta Diop University)
  • Philippe Belmont (San Francisco de Quito University)
  • Adama Diouf (Cheikh Anta Diop University-UCAD) 

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