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Sharing experiences on dietary surveys: FAO and Intake joint technical meeting


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Intake Center for Dietary Assessment have jointly convened a meeting about “Dietary Data Collection, Analysis and Use: Taking Stock of Country Experiences and Promising Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” on 11–13 December 2019 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. The just published meeting report summarizes the key themes emerged from a series of plenary presentations and discussions over the course of the three-day technical meeting which aimed to cover the main points of the survey cycle.

The meeting, which brought together experts from 20 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) across different regions of the world, aimed overall to promote South–South learning, cross-regional networking, and the sharing of experiences with national (or large-scale), government-led, government-owned, quantitative 24-hour dietary recall surveys in LMICs.

The specific objectives of the meeting were:

  1. Facilitating the sharing of country experiences on generating demand and securing funding for a national or large-scale dietary survey;
  2. Enabling shared learning on promising practices for the implementation of a national or large-scale dietary survey;
  3. Highlighting the role of dietary data in informing national programmes and policies.

FAO and Intake work synergistically to increase the availability and use of high-quality dietary data, particularly in LMICs, where there is currently a dearth of such data.

Please check out the FAO/Intake joint report here

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