The Global Dietary Database (GDD)
The Global Dietary Database is an initiative based at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy made possible by the collaborative efforts of public health and nutrition experts worldwide. The GDD has provided a novel resource to quantify the best estimates of what people are actually eating around the world by collecting, collating, and analyzing nationally- and subnationally-representative individual-level intake surveys.
The GDD has contributed to novel investigations of global dietary trends, diet quality and patterns, nutrition-related disease burdens, evaluation of validity and errors of FAO food balance sheets for assessing diets, and potential impacts of global sustainability pressures on dietary intakes and health. To learn more about our work, go to this page.
Our mission is to improve the health of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the world through diet by:
Our research will provide innovative and highly relevant findings on dietary intakes, diseases, and policies that will inform priorities for prevention strategies to improve the diets and health outcomes of people around the world. GDD work will also contribute through partnerships toward a larger vision of an increase in the quality of dietary data collected worldwide in the near future.