Determinants of Nutrition and eating – the «DONE» framework

The question of which factors drive human eating and nutrition is a key issue in many branches of science. We created an interdisciplinary, interactive and evolving “framework 2.0” of Determinants of Nutrition and Eating (DONE).

Interdisciplinary, multiphase and multimethod process

The DONE framework was created by an interdisciplinary workgroup in a multiphase, multimethod process. Modifiability, relationship strength, and population-level effect of the determinants were rated to identify areas of priority for research and interventions. Ratings were performed both by more than 70 members of the workgroup as well as by more than 100 external experts.

Evaluation by external experts

External experts positively evaluated the usefulness, comprehensiveness, and quality of the DONE framework. We aim to continue updating the framework with the help of experts. Please join the discussion and make your contribution to the framework!

Free access and highly flexible

The DONE framework can be freely accessed and used in a highly flexible manner: determinants can be sorted, filtered and visualized for both very specific research questions as well as more general queries. The dynamic nature of the framework allows it to evolve as experts can continually add new determinants and ratings. We anticipate this framework will be useful for research prioritization and intervention development.

Additional methodological information

Additional methodological information about the creation and evaluation of the DONE framework can be obtained from the journal article written about the DONE framework.

This article is available below (under additional information), or on the website of the journal that published it, PLOS ONE: click here.

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Pariticipating institutes

The DONE framework was developed in the context of the European research network and knowledge hub DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity). More than 40 institutes have contributed to the creation of the DONE framework.

Funding Agencies

The preparation of this paper was supported by the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) knowledge hub. This work is supported by the Joint Programming Initiative ‘Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’.

Done Team

The following thirteen people contributed to the scientific article in which the DONE framework is described.

Dr. Marijn Stok

Postdoctoral researcher at the department of psychological assessment and health psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany

Prof. Dr. Britta Renner

Professor of psychological assessment and health psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Hoffmann

Department of Marketing, Kiel University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Dorothee Volkert

Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, Friederich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Heiner Boeing

Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Germany

Prof. Dr. Regina Ensenauer

Head of Experimental Pediatrics & Metabolism, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and Research Group ‘Molecular Nutrition’, Research Center University Children’s Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany

Dr. Marta Stelmach-Mardas

Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Germany

Dr. Eva Kiesswetter

Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Dr. Alisa Weber

Experimental Pediatrics and Metabolism, University Children’s Hospital, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Prof. Dr. Harald Rohm

Chair of Food Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Prof. Dr. Nanna Lien

Research Group Public Health Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway

Prof. Dr. Johannes Brug

Dean and professor of Health Education & Health Behavior, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Michelle Holdsworth

Public Health section, ScHARR- School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK

70 Members & 129 Experts

In addition to these 13 authors, 70 other members of the DEDIPAC team contributed to the creation of the framework. After the framework was created, 129 external experts evaluated the framework and helped rate the determinants.

Additional information and articles

Below, you will find articles with additional information about the DONE framework and press releases related to the DONE framework.

Integration and development of a cross-European research network and infrastructure

The DONE framework is an output of the DEDIPAC project. This paper, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, describes the focus, organization, aims, management and dissemination of the DEDIPAC project and knowledge hub.
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The DONE framework: Creation, evaluation, and updating of an interdisciplinary, dynamic framework 2.0 of determinants of nutrition and eating

The DONE framework has been published in the scientific interdisciplinary journal PLOS ONE. You can download it here, or access it from the PLOS ONE website; click here. Supplemental files are also available from PLOS ONE.
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Systematic review of predictors of food decision making: application of the DONE framework

The DONE framework has been used in a systematic analysis of the field of consumer food decision making research published in the scientific journal Appetite. A systematic interdisciplinary mapping (SIM) review was conducted to identify the literature on predictors of food decision making. The predictors identified in this literature were categorized according to the DONE framework, which shed light on both 'hot topics' as well as gaps in the current knowledge base.
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