Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

Hue University, Vietnam

Invited Speech: Changes in dietary patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic

Biography:

Health Personnel Training Institute, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Vietnam

Dr. Thao is currently a Researcher at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Vietnam. She also serves as an Assistant Secretary-General of the Asian Health Literacy Association, London, UK.

Dr. Thao has an Honor Diploma Master's degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing. Her research interests are focused on health policy, health economics, Health Technology Assessment, health literacy, e-healthy diet literacy, development and validation of research instruments, and dietary patterns. She received several international academic awards, including Corvinus Best Paper, Open Medical Institute Fellowship and Stipendium Hungaricum grants. She is the author or co-author of more than 15 peer-reviewed international publications.

Abstract:

Objective: Identification of a dietary pattern during the COVID-19 may allow for a more comprehensive understanding of how changes in patterns of consumption influence health outcomes. The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a general overview of the changes in dietary patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: PubMed electronic database was searched without publication date restrictions for the terms “COVID-19”, “coronavirus”, and “dietary pattern”. Research papers and conference abstracts were included and summarized.
Highlights: Most studies found an increment in the consumption of cereals, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, and nuts that occurred during the pandemic compared to the preceding period. During the COVID-19, dietary patterns globally and in most regions are neither healthy nor sustainable. The effect of COVID-19 lockdown both negatively and positively impacted dietary practices globally. Both in the short term and if sustained in the long term, these changes may have significant impacts on health-related quality of life and a considerable health burden on the economy.

Abstract

Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

Objective: Identification of a dietary pattern during the COVID-19 may allow for a more comprehensive understanding of how changes in patterns of consumption influence health outcomes. The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a general overview of the changes in dietary patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: PubMed electronic database was searched without publication date restrictions for the terms “COVID-19”, “coronavirus”, and “dietary pattern”. Research papers and conference abstracts were included and summarized.
Highlights: Most studies found an increment in the consumption of cereals, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, and nuts that occurred during the pandemic compared to the preceding period. During the COVID-19, dietary patterns globally and in most regions are neither healthy nor sustainable. The effect of COVID-19 lockdown both negatively and positively impacted dietary practices globally. Both in the short term and if sustained in the long term, these changes may have significant impacts on health-related quality of life and a considerable health burden on the economy.