Outcomes Dietary intake




The NCD-Protect score is an indicator of dietary factors protective against NCDs, based on consumption during the previous day or night of nine food groups that are associated with meeting WHO recommendations on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses, nuts and seeds, and fiber. The score ranges from zero to nine expressed as an average score for the population age 15 years and older.


Dietary factors protective against NCDs include consumption of whole grains, pulses, nuts or seeds, at least 400g fruits and vegetables per day, and at least 25g of fiber per day. A higher NCD-Protect score indicates inclusion of more healthpromoting foods in the diet, and correlates positively with meeting global dietary recommendations.