Our evaluation of the Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 has been published. (Brewster, P.J., Durward, C.M., Hurdle, J.F., Stoddard, G.J., Guenther, P.M., 2018, The Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 performs similarly to the Healthy Eating Index-2015 in a national survey of household food purchases. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 119(1):45-56). Please also read the accompanying…Continue reading Evaluation of the Grocery Purchase Quality-Index-2016
A SAS program and the related README file for calculating Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 (GPQI-2016) total and component scores are posted at the Hive, the University of Utah Data Repository (https://hive.utah.edu). For details on the development of the GPQI-2016, read Brewster et al., 2017, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 64(1):119-126.
When I meet with students, they are often interested in hearing about my career path. Here’s a tip: Be open to opportunities you may not have considered. Step 1. Deciding what to do When I was in high school in the mid-1960s, I asked my guidance counselor how to decide on a college. She said,…Continue reading My Story, or How I Got from There to Here
If you’re familiar with my research, it’s probably because I led the development of the 2005 and 2010 revisions of the Healthy Eating Index (HEI). Currently, I’m working on the evaluation of the Grocery Purchase Quality Index-2016 (GPQI-2016), which is an HEI-like tool we developed here at the University of Utah to assess the quality…Continue reading The Grocery Purchase Quality Index
Befriend a statistician. Not too long ago, someone asked me for the one most important piece of advice I would give researchers new to the field. I quoted a colleague who said to befriend a statistician. Cultivate relationships through professional associations. I regularly present at sessions sponsored by the American Society of Nutrition at Experimental…Continue reading Advice for Students Interested in Dietary Assessment Research
When I left federal service in 2013, it was like graduating from high school. I had the opportunity to consider what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I decided I want to use my skill set to help Americans who have limited financial resources. Long story short, I’m working on a…Continue reading Mission Statement
This personal blog will have random and systematic thoughts on dietary assessment research—mostly my own, that is. I’ll share current ideas and some from the past.