Global Report on the State of Dietary Data
Bridget Holmes 24 March 2022

The Food and Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Intake Center for Dietary Assessment at FHI Solutions are delighted to announce the publication of the "Global report on the state of dietary data”.

The purpose of this report is to take stock and celebrate the collection and use of dietary data in LMICs, and generate further momentum for investment. High quality data on what people eat and drink enables an understanding of current food consumption practices, and provides an evidence-based foundation for the design and implementation of targeted and well-informed actions, policies and messaging to address the key issues related to healthy eating.  

The report is divided into three sections:

Section 1 provides a global overview of dietary surveys carried out in LMICs from 1980 through 2019, analysing key characteristics and trends over time.

Section 2 celebrates the increased investment in dietary surveys in LMICs by highlighting country stories related to dietary survey initiation, implementation and data use.

Section 3 is aimed at generating further momentum for investment in government-led dietary surveys in LMICs by illustrating, through data visualizations, the type of information dietary data can provide for policy makers.

Please check out the FAO/Intake joint reporthere.  For any further information please contact: [email protected]  

Enjoy the reading! 

Rural African woman cooking outside surrounded by community members
Photo credit: Mitchell Maher @IFPRI
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