Track: Sponsored Sessions
Suboptimal diet is an important preventable risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Despite the relevance of diets for improving nutrition and health, countries and regions face important dietary data gaps that limit progress for designing appropriate programs and policies. Collecting dietary data is challenging as it requires significant resources and particular skills. Furthermore, across country comparison of dietary data is sometimes restricted due to use of unstandardized methods. There is a need for low-burden methods and standard indicators to assess diet and diet quality. This symposium will discuss recent advances in the development of methods to assess dietary intake and diet quality.