Dietary assessment toolkits: an overview.
Subar, Amy F
Public health nutrition
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Dao, M. C., Subar, A. F., Warthon-Medina, M., Cade, J. E., Burrows, T., Golley, R. K., Forouhi, N., et al. (2019). Dietary assessment toolkits: an overview.. Public health nutrition, 22 (3), 404-418. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1368980018002951
OBJECTIVE: A wide variety of methods are available to assess dietary intake, each one with different strengths and weaknesses. Researchers face multiple challenges when diet and nutrition need to be accurately assessed, particularly in the selection of the most appropriate dietary assessment method for their study. The goal of the current collaborative work is to present a collection of available resources for dietary assessment implementation.Design/Setting/ParticipantsAs a follow-up to the 9th International Conference on Diet and Physical Activity Methods held in 2015, developers of dietary assessment toolkits agreed to collaborate in the preparation of the present paper, which provides an overview of each toolkit. The toolkits presented include: the Diet, Anthropometry and Physical Activity Measurement Toolkit (DAPA; UK); the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Dietary Assessment Primer (USA); the Nutritools website (UK); the Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN) method selector (Australia); and the Danone Dietary Assessment Toolkit (DanoneDAT; France). An at-a-glance summary of features and comparison of the toolkits is provided. RESULTS: The present review contains general background on dietary assessment, along with a summary of each of the included toolkits, a feature comparison table and direct links to each toolkit, all of which are freely available online. CONCLUSIONS: This overview of dietary assessment toolkits provides comprehensive information to aid users in the selection and implementation of the most appropriate dietary assessment method, or combination of methods, with the goal of collecting the highest-quality dietary data possible.
Humans, Anthropometry, Diet Surveys, Nutrition Assessment, Eating, Internet, Software
The development of DAPA is led by the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, supported by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) [Nutrition, Diet, and Lifestyle Research Theme; Grant IS-BRC-1215-20014] and the EU-FP7 InterConnect Project (www.interconnect-diabetes.eu). Nita Forouhi acknowledges core MRC support (MC_UU_12015/5). The NCI Dietary Assessment Primer is an official National Cancer Institute Web site. The content was created, approved, and funded by NCI. The DIETary Assessment Tool NETwork (DIET@NET) is a UK Medical Research Council funded partnership of experts in the field of dietary assessment, nutritional epidemiology, public health and clinical studies from eight UK universities and institutions: The University of Leeds; Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich; Coventry University / Imperial College London; MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR) Cambridge; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton; University of Bristol; University of Oxford and University of Southampton. Grant MRC MR/L02019X/1. ACAORN was funded by the NSW (2002-2010) and Qld Health (2010-2014) Departments. Development of DanoneDAT was supported by Danone Nutricia Research and by European Union’s Seventh Framework Program under grant agreement HEALTH-F4-2012-305312 (METACARDIS).
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) (146281)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/s1368980018002951
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287256
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