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Policies and programs often aim to improve the affordability of nutritious diets, but existing food price indexes are based on observed quantities that may not meet nutritional goals. To measure changes in the cost of reaching international standards of diet quality, we introduce a new cost of diet diversity index based on the lowest-cost way to include at least five different food groups as defined ... read moreby the widely used minimum dietary diversity for women (MDD-W) indicator and compare that to a Cost of Nutrient Adequacy indicator for the lowest-cost way to meet estimated average requirements of essential nutrients and dietary energy.
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, USAID Contract No. AID-OAA-L-10-000006, managed by Tufts University's Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policyread less