It’s that time of year again, if you are a student you may have exams now or coming up. Here are a few things to help keep you on track.
There are many methods that can be used to assess dietary intake - for example, using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), food diary or a 24-hour recall. Deciding what is the most appropriate dietary assessment tool can be difficult, as each have their own strengths and weaknesses, which can then have implications on research studies themselves. Previously, we wrote an article to help you decide which dietary assessment method to use. You can also download a free cheat sheet on Dietary Assessment Methods covering all you need to know about food diaries, FFQs and 24hr recalls.
In this article, we will explain what a 24-hour recall is, where they can be useful, and what are the strengths and limitations in practice.
When conducting dietary assessment, whether for population nutrition research or clinical support, it’s important that nutrient estimates are as accurate as possible. Accuracy is especially vital when supporting vulnerable patients in clinic (such as diabetic and renal patients), where small differences in nutrient values could make big differences to their health.
When it comes to accuracy, the choice of dietary assessment tool, and the nutrient composition tables which sit behind it, have an important role to play. This article takes a deep dive into food and nutrient databases and their influence on the accuracy of dietary estimates.
There are many methods that can be used to assess dietary intake - for example, using a 24hr recall or a food diary. (In a previous article we discussed the strengths and limitations of a food diary). Choosing the correct dietary assessment method can be difficult. That’s why, we’ve created a series of articles, that discuss different dietary assessment methods that will hopefully help you choose the right dietary analysis tool for you. In this article, we explain what food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) are and their strengths and limitations in practice.
You can also download a free cheat sheet on Dietary Assessment Methods covering all you need to know about food diaries, FFQs and 24hr recalls.
While dietary assessment has its origins as a research tool, evidence shows that the process of monitoring itself can help people to eat better. But we know that accurate dietary monitoring can sometimes feel like a mammoth task (and that’s where digital nutritional analysis tools like myfood24 can help to save time), for both patients and healthcare professionals. So, can diet tracking actually make a difference?
In this blog, we explain how dietary self-monitoring can lead to improved eating habits through behaviour change techniques (BCTs) and how digital diet-tracking tools can help you to support your patients.
Are you looking to use a food diary to monitor a patient’s food intake, or conduct a research study analysing nutrient intake? Or perhaps you’ve been asked to keep your own food diary and want to know why you should use it?
Previously, we wrote an article to help you decide which dietary assessment method to use. You can also download a free cheat sheet on Dietary Assessment Methods covering all you need to know about food diaries, FFQs and 24hr recalls.
In this article we’ll walk you through what a food diary is, why they are a useful method of recording diet, plus their strengths and limitations in comparison to other dietary assessment methods.
The terms ‘nutritionist’ and ‘dietitian’ are often used interchangeably, which can make it confusing to know the difference and where to go when seeking dietary advice. This guide will simplify the difference and explain how to find a registered nutrition professional in the UK.
Have you ever realised how long it takes to conduct interview-led recalls, manually coding food diaries for each participant and the financial costs of it all? We break down the process to show you how using myfood24 instead can save you time, effort, and money for accurate results in a large-scale epidemiological study.
With the growing need to accurately collect and analyse nutrient and dietary data, innovative technologies become a staple solution to solve the common dilemmas with intake assessments - cue myfood24.
Since this is the season to be jolly, I thought you might be interested in our take on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ (well the first 5 at any rate) using items found in myfood24.