Unpacking Weight Science Pod-Course Episode 16
'Diet Quality: Measurement, Magnitude and Meaning'
In recent years nutrition research has moved from a focus on nutrients to a focus on foods and eating patterns. Dietary quality broadly refers to the variety of foods in someone’s usual eating habits. In this episode I’ll be bringing you up to date on the current state of play with this kind of research, how impactful dietary quality is on health outcomes, and how you can use it and measure it in your practice.
Appreciate some of the methods used to try to quantify and analyse the way free-living humans eat
Understand the concept of dietary quality and the types of measurement tools used to capture the construct
Identify the associations between dietary quality, immediate, proximal and distal outcomes, BMI and mortality