Development and validation of the nutrient-rich foods index: a tool to measure nutritional quality of foods.

@article{Fulgoni2009DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of the nutrient-rich foods index: a tool to measure nutritional quality of foods.},
  author={Victor L Fulgoni and Debra R. Keast and A Drewnowski},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 8},
  pages={1549-54}
}
Ranking and/or classifying foods based on their nutrient composition is known as nutrient profiling. Nutrition quality indices need to be tested and validated against quality of the total diet. A family of nutrient-rich foods (NRF) indices were validated against the Healthy Eating Index (HEI), an accepted measure of diet quality. All foods consumed by participants in NHANES 1999-2002 studies were scored using NRFn.3 (where n = 6-15) indices based on unweighted sums, means, and ratios of percent… CONTINUE READING