Outcomes Dietary intake

Global dietary recommendations score


The global dietary recommendations (GDR) score has two components, NCD-Protect and NCD-Risk. It is based on food consumption from nine health-protective food groups (NCD-Protect) and eight food groups to limit or avoid (NCD-Risk) during the previous day or night. The score ranges from 0 to 18 with higher scores indicating more recommendations met.


A higher Global Dietary Recommendations (GDR) score reflects meeting global dietary recommendations of the WHO.