Dietary assessment and physical activity measurements toolkit

Dietary assessment - Methods

In this section methods suitable for dietary assessment at the individual or group level are reviewed.  Cruder measures such as household consumption are not included.  Questionnaires may contain elements of several methods e.g. recall and FFQ or assessment of other aspects of eating behaviour e.g. dietary restraint.  These are not specifically covered in the toolkit.

The practicalities and feasibility of undertaking dietary surveys have been outlined in the following paper:
Black, AE
The logistics of dietary surveys
Hum Nutr: Appl Nutr. 1982: 36A:85-94

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