The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University have collaborated with Nestlé to launch the Global Nutrition and Health Atlas (GNHA), a new online platform that consolidates and provides free access to global nutrition and health data for over 190 countries.
The platform is a publicly available resource developed to help facilitate the easy sharing of nutrition and health data and the data is divided into six key dimensions: demographics, dietary intakes, nutritional status, health status, health economics, and food sustainability. Users can navigate, analyze, and visualize different metrics along these six dimensions. Researchers from the Friedman School manage the platform.
Elena Naumova, Chair of the Division of Nutrition Data Science at the Friedman School, says, "The Global Nutrition and Health Atlas is a place to drive innovation, for people to collaborate. A common challenge with dashboards is they might show nice charts but are not easily used. Many data platforms are restrictive, isolated, or stagnant. But with the Atlas you can merge information from multiple sources to pull data from different demographics, locations, and years and get tips on how to use it. This unique usability supports the wide array of health and nutrition needs around the world."