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Improving global health through diet

The Global Dietary Database (GDD) is an ongoing collaborative effort to produce the most reliable estimates of dietary intake worldwide and inform global health and nutrition research and policy, particularly in poor and vulnerable populations.


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Final estimates are currently available for a set of dietary factors in GDD 2018. Set up an account for access.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health of the most vulnerable populations in the world through improved diet. 

Our research will provide innovative and highly relevant findings on dietary intakes, diseases, and policies that will inform priorities for prevention strategies to improve the diets and health outcomes of people around the world.

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Our Research

Poor diet is the leading cause of death and disability in the world.

However, the best methods for improving health through diet remain unclear. Our research focuses on answering three key questions about global diet and its impact on disease. 

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Join us in our efforts to understand and improve global diet through comprehensive data collection, rigorous analysis, and informed policy recommendation.​

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