Dietary Diversity and Quality Scores

The dietary diversity questionnaire consists of 2 parts: 1) the part in which the respondent is asked about all the foods (and ingredients) (s)he consumed the previous day and 2) the part in which these foods (ingredients) are categorized into 16 food groups. WDDS (women’s dietary diversity score): for women of child bearing age, validated and internationally recognized, based on a 9 food group count consumed during the previous day (24 h) (FAO 2013) Min-WDDS: For women of reproductive aged, recently validated and internationally recognized, counting the proportion of women consuming 5 or more out of 10 food groups during the previous day (24h) IYC DDS (Infants and young children dietary diversity score): for infants and young children between 6 and 23 months old, validated and internationally recognized, counting the proportion of children consuming 4 or more out of 7 food groups during the previous day (24h) (WHO 2010)

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Contributing organisations International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Contact person Jessica Raneri
Alternate contact Gina Kennedy
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Tool manual/User guide http://www.unicef.org/nutrition/files/IYCF_Indicators_part_II_measurement.pdf
Citation http://www.unicef.org/nutrition/files/IYCF_Indicators_part_II_measurement.pdf