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Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population.

Barton, Karen L.; Wrieden, Wendy L.; Masson, Lindsey F.; Anderson, Annie S.; Sherrif, Andrea; Armstrong, Julie


Karen L. Barton

Wendy L. Wrieden

Lindsey F. Masson

Annie S. Anderson

Andrea Sherrif

Julie Armstrong


Secondary analysis of food purchase data has been used to monitor progress towards Scottish Dietary Targets (Goals) since 2001, however little work has been carried out to assess the overall quality of the diet of the Scottish population. A diet quality index (DQI) is a useful tool that provides an overall rating of an individual's dietary intake in reference to nutrient and/or dietary recommendations or a diet pattern that is considered to be beneficial to health. Numerous diet quality indices have been created as summary measures of diet, but to our knowledge, none are available that include all of the Scottish Dietary Goals.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Jun 21, 2017
Publication Date Jun 23, 2017
Institution Citation BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L., MASSON, L.F., ANDERSON, A.S., SHERRIFF, A. and ARMSTRONG, J. 2017. Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population. Presented at the 2017 Conference of the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society: what governs what we eat?, 21-23 June 2017, Belfast, UK.
Keywords Scottish diet; Health; Diet quality index (DQI); Food standards; Scotland


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