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Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
PREVIDELLI, Ágatha Nogueira et al. A revised version of the Healthy Eating Index for the Brazilian population. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.4, pp.794-798. Epub June 03, 2011. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102011005000035.
The revised version of the Brazilian Healthy Eating Index is an indicator of dietary quality developed according to current nutritional recommendations. Dietary data were obtained from a population-based survey, the 2003 Inquérito de Saúde e Alimentação (ISA - Health and Diet Survey)-Capital. The Revised Index consists of 12 components: nine food groups included in the 2006 Brazilian Dietary Guidelines, in which daily portions are expressed in terms of energy density; two nutrients (sodium and saturated fats), and SoFAAS (calories from solid fat, alcohol and added sugar). The Revised Brazilian Healthy Eating Index allows for the measurement of dietary risk factors for chronic diseases, evaluating and monitoring the diet at both individual and population levels.
Keywords : Diet [classification]; Diet Surveys [methods]; Nutrition Assessment; Nutritional Surveillance.