myfood24 adds a Ugandan food composition database to it’s collection

Developed in conjunction with the University of Leeds, we are proud to announce that a Ugandan database has now been added to the suite of international databases offered by myfood24.

Post-graduate researcher Giulia Scarpa and her team at the University of Leeds, including Prof Janet Cade, wanted to create an appropriate local food composition database (FCD) suitable for communities in south-western Uganda.

The items held within this database are based on foods traditionally eaten in this part of Uganda, based on results from fieldwork and items in African FCDs, these include: prepared dishes, fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, dairy and eggs, honey and sugars, fish, oils and condiments among others.

Each item/recipe was identified by the local community as being important to their diet and then translated from the local language. Appropriate portion size options were allocated and everything was quality-checked by the myfood24 team as well as a nutritionist local to Uganda. The result is a database suitable for use within Indigenous communities in Uganda and will be used by University of Leeds to assess the nutritional intake of the Batwa and Bakiga communities.

The Ugandan database joins our other international databases including: Australian, Caribbean, Danish, French, German and Norwegian.

For information on any of the databases used by myfood24, or if you would like to use the Ugandan database or develop your own to use in a research study, please get in touch using our contact form.

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