Reports & Publications

Brief: Measuring what the world eats

Diet Quality Country Profiles

Insights from nationally representative DQQ data collected in 2021.

🇺🇸United States

Additional countries coming soon!


Herforth, A.W., Wiesmann, D., Martínez-Steele, E., Andrade, G. and Monteiro, C.A., 2020. Introducing a suite of low-burden diet quality indicators that reflect healthy diet patterns at population level. Current Developments in Nutrition, 4(12), p.nzaa168.

Ma, S., Herforth, A.W., Vogliano, C., Zou, Z. 2022. Most Commonly-Consumed Food Items by Food Group, and by Province, in China: Implications for Diet Quality Monitoring. Nutrients, 14(9), 1754.

Wang, H., Herforth, A.W., Xi, B. and Zou, Z. 2022. Validation of the Diet Quality Questionnaire in Chinese Children and Adolescents and Relationship with Pediatric Overweight and Obesity. Nutrients, 14(17), p.3551.

Manners, R., Adewopo, J., Niyibituronsa, M., Remans, R., Ghosh, A., Schut, M., Egoeh, S.G., Kilwendge, R., Fraenzel, A. 2022. Leveraging Digital Tools and Crowdsourcing Approaches to Generate High-Frequency Data for Diet Quality Monitoring at Population Scale in Rwanda. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.

Herforth, A.W. 2016. Seeking Indicators of Healthy Diets. Washington, DC: Gallup.

Under review

Uyar, BTM, Talsma EF, Herforth AW, Trijsburg LE, Vogliano C, Pastori G, Bekele TH, Huong LT, Brouwer ID. Evaluation of the Diet Quality Questionnaire at field level: A study in Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Solomon Islands.

Herforth, A.W., Sokourenko, K., Gonzalez, C., Uyar, B., Vogliano, C. Adaptation of the Diet Quality Questionnaire as a global public good for use in 105 countries.

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