Population Diet

What is the quality of the diet of different populations? In order to assess the impact of food environments on population diets, it is necessary to monitor population diet quality between countries and over time. A step-wise INFORMAS framework is proposed for monitoring population diet quality:

  • In the proposed ‘minimal’ approach, national trends of food and energy availability can be explored using FBaS.
  • In the ‘expanded’ and ‘optimal’ approaches, the dietary share of ultra-processed products is measured as an indicator of energy-dense, nutrient-poor diets using HBES and food intake surveys, respectively.

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Professor Carlos A. Monteiro (Coordinator)

Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Email: carlosam@usp.br


Dr. Jean-Claude Moubarac

Adjunct Professor, Department of nutrition, Faculty of Medecine

Université de Montréal, Canada

Email: Jean-Claude Moubarac


Dr. Maria Laura da Costa Louzada

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Email: Maria Laura Louzada

Monitoring and benchmarking population diet quality globally: a step-wise approach (pages 135–149) S. Vandevijvere, C. Monteiro, S. M. Krebs-Smith, A. Lee, B. Swinburn, B. Kelly, B. Neal, W. Snowdon, G. Sacks and INFORMAS The INFORMAS paper is available online at: here

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