Previato, Helena DÃ³ria Ribeiro de Andrade1; Volp, Ana Carolina Pinheiro2; Freitas, Renata Nascimento3
The Healthy Eating Index (IAS) is an indicator of diet quality developed accordingly with the American dietary guidelines. In general, the quality assessment indices of the Diet, like the IAS and its variations, are instruments used to analyze and guide the intake of nutrients and food groups. The composition of the indexes have been constantly updated and revised in accordance with the recommendations of dietary guides and specific nutritional guidelines, resulting in new indices applicable to specific population groups. The analysis of food consumption as well as (in) nutritional adequacy by assessment indices of the quality of the diet enables the promotion of health through nutrition education programs. This one work aims to summarize the Index of Healthy Eating, its adaptations and revisions according to the recommendations of specific food guides and pyramids for North American populations and Brazilian.