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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Selected Healthy Eating Index Publications

Other Selected References

The following are publications about the development and evaluation of the Healthy Eating Index, examples of how the HEI has been used in different types of research, as well as statistical methods and methodological considerations for the HEI.

The publication list below is not exhaustive. To suggest publications for this page, please contact

Note: NCI asks that extramural investigators that apply the HEI cite the version of the HEI and method used. Information on how to cite the HEI webpages can be found in the FAQs.






Nutrition Surveillance

Epidemiology & Health Outcomes Research

Food Environment Research