The Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2010 is a measure of diet quality, independent of quantity that can assess conformance to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and monitor changes in dietary patterns. The HEI-2010 can be calculated using data collected via 24-hour dietary recalls or selected food frequency questionnaires.
Construct Definition (and Source):
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal. (MeSH)
Guenther, P. M., Casavale, K. O., Reedy, J., Kirkpatrick, S. I., Hiza, H. A., Kuczynski, K. J., Kahle, L. L., & Krebs-Smith, S. M. (2013). Update of the Healthy Eating Index: HEI-2010. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 113(4), 569–580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2012.12.016
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