Current Aims and Next Steps

Current Aims

GDD and related work has spanned over a decade, during which remarkable data have been collected and important insights have been gained. Our current work builds upon these strong foundations to develop and expand the impact of GDD. Current GDD work aims to fulfill three main target areas:

  • To estimate individual food and nutrient intakes worldwide by country, year, age across the lifespan, sex, education level, and urban or rural residence.
  • To use generated estimates to understand disease burdens, identify high-impact interventions, and evaluate and improve public health and nutrition policies.
  • To create a public resource and dissemination platform for sharing intake estimates with all stakeholders in the global nutrition community.
  • To harmonize and publicly disseminate individual-level dietary data (24hr recall and food records) at their finest level.

Next Steps

We are currently developing a new user-friendly online platform. This platform will be accessible to all stakeholders, including scientists, funders, students, NGOs, and country-based decision-makers seeking dietary information at national and sub-national levels. 

Final GDD estimates of dietary intake are currently being finalized and will be published online for free use by June 2021. For the full scope and parameters of these estimates, go to this page.

Finally, we continue the development of strategic partnerships and the sharing of complementary expertise with organizations around the world. Such partnerships will enable parties to expand international networks, establish a framework for reciprocal work and research review, enable the co-hosting/co-dissemination of each other's datasets, and strengthen the expertise and potential methods for future collaborative research.

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