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 (DQ-Q) 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). We will practice cognitive testing and adaptation, two processes that are essential to gathering reliable information.
Anna W Herforth, Doris Wiesmann, Euridice Martínez-Steele, Giovanna Andrade, Carlos A Monteiro, Introducing a Suite of Low-Burden Diet Quality Indicators That Reflect Healthy Diet Patterns at Population Level, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2020, nzaa168, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa168
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