Application of myfood24

Academic publications that have used myfood24 to analyse food and nutrient intake

Safety, resource use and nutritional content of homeblended diets in children who are gastronomy fed

findings from ‘yourtube’ a prospective cohort study, 2023

Using Social Media to Collect Dietary Information for Public Health Policy

Rycroft et al., 2022

Self-completed online dietary recalls as an alternative method of dietary assessment for dietetic outpatient appointments: A feasibility study

Gianfrancesco et al., 2022

Dietary supplement use by individuals living with and beyond breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer: A cross-sectional survey

Conway et al., 2021

A comparison between parent and grandparent dietary provision, feeding styles and feeding practices when caring for preschool-aged children

Marr et al., 2021

A repeated cross-sectional survey assessing changes in diet and nutrient quality of English primary school children’s packed lunches between 2006 and 2016

Charlotte Evans et al. , 2020

In 2016 there were no meal standards in place for children’s packed lunches. This study analyses the difference in nutrient quality in children’s packed lunches from 2006 to 2016. Dietary data from lunches in 2016 were analysed using myfood24. Results from this survey confirm that the level of sugar in packed lunches has decreased since 2006, but they continue to be dominated by sweet and savoury snack and sugary drinks.

Relationship of the Frequency, Distribution, and Content of Meals/Snacks to Glycaemic Control in Gestational Diabetes: The myfood24 GDM Pilot Study

Michelle A. Morris et al., 2019

The aim of this study was to examine the calorie and carbohydrate intake in women with gestational diabetes mellitus, in association with glycaemic control. The women involved in the study self-recorded their dietary intake using myfood24. The study showed that having more snacks across the day helped the women to achieve their glucose targets.

‘Your Tube’: the role of different diets in children who are gastrostomy fed: protocol for a mixed methods exploratory sequential study

Johanna Taylor et al., 2019

There is a growing number of children who require all or some of their nutrition via gastronomy tubes. This study looks into the risks, benefits and resource implications for parents using home-blended food for their children with gastronomy tubes compared with the currently recommended formulas. The home-blended dietary information was collected through the use of myfood24.

Use of Online Dietary Recalls among Older UK Adults: A Feasibility Study of an Online Dietary Assessment Tool

Heather A. Ward et al., 2019

This paper examined the feasibility of using myfood24 in a cohort of older adults. Unhealthy diets are a risk factor for chronic diseases, and this has become more important with our aging population. The study included 299 participants and demonstrated that dietary recall on myfood24 was feasible for older adults with some support needed when multiple recalls were collected.

A smartphone based attentive eating intervention for energy intake and weight loss: results from a randomised controlled trial

Victoria Whitelock et al., 2019

Across english-speaking high-income countries obesity rates are over 30% and the health problems associated with this are substantial. Laboratory studies suggest that eating whilst distracted can increase later food intake and can impair memory for what has been eaten. The aim of this control trial was to prove the concept for the effectiveness of attentive eating to reduce energy intake and promote weight loss. myfood24 was used to report 24 hour energy intake.

Development and relative validation of a short food frequency questionnaire for assessing dietary intakes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients

Carla Bredin et al. , 2019

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently the leading cause of liver disease in the developed world. The aim of this research was to develop and validate a short food frequency questionnaire to assess the food and drink associated with obesity and NAFLD in Ireland. The data obtained highlights the urgent need to identify those at risk of NAFLD and rapidly assess their dietary intake.

Keeping Track: Triangulating Methods to Measure the Food Environment: A Pilot Study

Windi Marwa et al. , 2019

Obesity poses a global health challenge and it is predicted that by 2050, 50% of the British population could be obese. This pilot study explores the potential of using global positioning systems when triangulated with myfood24 to measure food environments. Methodological triangulation was shown to be feasible in food environment research.

Exploring the Feasibility of Use of An Online Dietary Assessment Tool (myfood24) in Women with Gestational Diabetes

Carla Gianfrancesco et al., 2018

A recent study explored the feasibility and usability of myfood24 in 199 women with gestational diabetes. The study found that the usability was good and demonstrated that myfood24 could be used to support women to self-manage gestational diabetes.  

Traditional methods v. new technologies – dilemmas for dietary assessment in large-scale nutrition surveys and studies

Birdem Amoutzopoulos et al. , 2018

The aim of this paper is to summarise the current and future applications of dietary assessment technologies. There are currently few examples of large-scale nutrition surveys using technology to measure dietary intake. These large scale studies still use traditional methods for dietary assessment. Employing these new technologies has the potential to lower the cost and time taken for data collection and improve data quality.

Innovative approaches to estimate individual usual dietary intake in large-scale epidemiological studies

Johanna Conrad et al. , 2017

In dietary studies, ideally a subjects dietary intake should be measured on each day, but this is rarely achieved. This paper reviews recent literature on innovative approaches for the improvement of the assessment of usual dietary intake – including myfood24.

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