A population's mean Healthy Eating Index-2005 scores are best estimated by the score of the population ratio when one 24-hour recall is available.

@article{Freedman2008APM,
  title={A population's mean Healthy Eating Index-2005 scores are best estimated by the score of the population ratio when one 24-hour recall is available.},
  author={Laurence S Freedman and Patricia M. Guenther and Susan M. Krebs-Smith and Phillip S. Kott},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={138 9},
  pages={1725-9}
}
The USDA Healthy Eating Index-2005 (HEI-2005) is a tool to quantify and evaluate the quality of diet consumed by the U.S. population. It comprises 12 components, expressed as ratios of a food group or nutrient to energy intake. The components are scored on a scale from 0 to M, where M is 5, 10, or 20. Ideally, the HEI-2005 is calculated on the basis of the usual dietary intake of an individual. Intake data, collected via a 24-h recall, are often available for only 1 d for each individual. In… CONTINUE READING

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