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