Methodology for Developing and Evaluating Food-based Dietary Guidelines and a Healthy Eating Index for Ethiopia: A Study Protocol
Food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) are used to promote and maintain healthy eating in a population, by providing country-specific guidance. However, many African countries like Ethiopia do not have FBDGs. This paper describes the methodology for the development of Ethiopian FBDGs and for creating and evaluating a Healthy Eating Index and a scoring tool that can be used to monitor the adherence of the population to FBDGs.
Tesfaye Hailu Bekele, Jeanne JHM de Vries, Laura Trijsburg, Edith Feskens, Namukolo Covic, Gina Kennedy and Inge D Brouwer