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Monday, December 13, 2021

N4G Summit Side Event: Tools for monitoring diet quality across countries

9 December 2021. N4G Summit Side Event: Tools for monitoring diet quality across countries.

The measurement of diet quality is essential to provide information for improving diet quality globally, and to monitor progress toward that goal. Poor diet quality is a major factor in all forms of malnutrition.

This event is the official launch of a set of over 100 country-adapted diet quality questionnaires (DQ-Q) that enable diet quality monitoring by countries and programmes. Each country-specific DQ-Q is fully adapted and ready to implement. The DQ-Q takes five minutes to implement and requires no specialized training, greatly reducing barriers to the collection of diet quality data in national surveys. The DQ-Q is used to derive several indicators of diet quality related to malnutrition in all its forms, including the minimum dietary diversity for women (MDD-W) and dietary risk factors for NCDs.
  • Leonard Mizzi, DG INTPA, European Commission
  • Roswitha Amels, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Presentation of the country-adapted DQ-Qs
  • Anna Herforth, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & WUR, USA
Implementation in global multi-topic surveys
  • Andrew Rzepa, Gallup, Inc., UK
  • Rukundo Benedict, Demographic and Health Surveys, USA
Use of the DQ-Q at national level
  • Paulina Addy, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
  • Esi Amoaful, Ministry of Health, Ghana
  • Musonda Mofu, National Food and Nutrition Commission, Zambia
  • Đỗ Thị Phương Hà, National Institute of Nutrition, Vietnam
Enabling data collection at scale, aligned with priorities to promote healthy and sustainable diets
  • Roy Steiner, The Rockefeller Foundation, USA
  • Nancy Aburto, FAO, Italy
  • Francesco Branca, WHO, Switzerland
Other side events

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