DQQ Tools & Data

Brief slide deck describing how to use the DQQ for diet quality measurement in the general population. These slides can be used for training enumerators.

Questionnaires for infants and young children

Coming soon: DQQ companion questionnaires aligned with the WHO and UNICEF indicators for assessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF)

The Diet Quality Questionnaire (DQQ) was developed to enable population-level diet quality monitoring. The DQQ is adapted for each country and takes approximately 5 minutes to implement. It is a low-burden tool for collecting valid, comparable food group consumption data.

The DQQ is a standardized tool to collect the minimum dietary diversity for women (MDD-W) indicator, along with new indicators that capture dietary risk factors for noncommunicable disease (NCDs).

The DQQ can be used to assess dietary patterns and trends in the general population. Separate questionnaires are specially designed for infants and young children under age 2 years.

A description of the DQQ food groups is available here.

Downloadable country-adapted DQQs

Note: Translations are currently available for some countries; check back soon for translations not yet uploaded. Nationally representative data will be added by country when available. See the map on the home page for countries where data are currently being collected.

Photo credits: Photo 1 taken in Ethiopia by Anna Herforth; photo 2 taken in India by John Nicholson, JSI