Dietary Diversity as a Measure of the Micronutrient Adequacy of Women’s Diets in Resource-Poor Areas: Results from Five Countries

Summary: To respond to the need for simple indicators to assess the quality of women’s diets, the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project formed the Women’s Dietary Diversity Project (WDDP) in 2006. With funding from the US Agency for International Development, the WDDP analyzed data sets from five countries for this report: Bangladesh (rural), Burkina Faso (urban), Mali (urban), Mozambique (rural), and the Philippines (urban/peri-urban).