Evaluation of the Healthy Eating Index-2005.

  title={Evaluation of the Healthy Eating Index-2005.},
  author={Patricia M. Guenther and Jill L Reedy and Susan M. Krebs-Smith and Bryce B Reeve},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={108 11},
BACKGROUND The Healthy Eating Index (HEI), a measure of diet quality as specified by federal dietary guidance, was revised to conform to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. The HEI has several components, the scores of which are totaled. OBJECTIVE The validity and reliability of the HEI-2005 were evaluated. DESIGN Validity was assessed by answering four questions: Does the HEI-2005 1) give maximum scores to menus developed by experts; 2) distinguish between groups with known… CONTINUE READING
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