Upcoming NCCOR Webinar Highlights the New Healthy Eating Index 2020 and Healthy Eating Index-Toddlers-2020

Join NCCOR on September 7, 2023, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET for the next Connect & Explore webinar, “Measuring Diet Quality Across the Lifespan: Introducing the New Healthy Eating Index-Toddlers-2020 and Healthy Eating Index-2020.” This special 90-minute webinar will feature an expert panel of researchers who contributed to the new Healthy Eating Index (HEI).

HEI is a scoring system to assess how well foods align with dietary guidelines. The National Cancer Institute and the US Department of Agriculture developed the HEI and update it every five years. For the first time, the latest release includes two new scoring systems: HEI-2020 for children and adults aged 2 years and older, and the HEI-Toddlers-2020 for children aged 12 to 23 months.

Register for the next Connect & Explore webinar to learn more about these new HEI resources. Speakers will review highlights from the 2020 update, explain why a toddler focused version was needed, and describe how to assess dietary quality for this age group. The panel includes:

  • Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD, National Institutes of Health
  • Marissa Shams-White, PhD, MSTOM, MS, MPH, National Institutes of Health
  • TusaRebecca Pannucci, PhD, MPH, RD, US Department of Agriculture
  • Jennifer Lerman, MPH, RD, National Institutes of Health
  • Kirsten Herrick, PhD, MSc, National Institutes of Health

Registration for the webinar is free but attendance is limited, so sign up early to secure a spot. Please consider sharing this information on your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will live-tweet the webinar, so follow the conversation at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on

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