Journal article

Comparison of methodological quality between the 2007 and 2019 Canadian dietary guidelines

Zhaoli Dai, Cynthia M Kroeger, Mark Lawrence, Gyorgy Scrinis, Lisa Bero

Public Health Nutrition | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: With significant shifts in the dietary recommendations between the 2007 and 2019 Canadian dietary guidelines, such as promoting plant-based food intake, reducing highly processed food intake and advocating the practice of food skills, we compared their differences in guideline development methods. DESIGN: Two reviewers used twenty-five guided criteria to appraise the methods used to develop the most recent dietary guidelines against those outlined in the 2014 WHO Handbook for Guideline Development. SETTING: Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 2007 and 2019 dietary guidelines. RESULTS: We found that the 2019 guidelines were more evidence-based and met 80 % (20/25) of the WHO criteria. For exampl..

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