Dietary intake assessment - FAQ

This is a place to list and answer specific research questions including those which are commonly asked

Q: I want to assess dietary intake as part of a research study but am not sure where to start?

A: What do you or your research want to measure? What is the outcome of interest? Is it whole diet or one specific aspect of diet such as fruit and vegetable intake?

When you are able to identify this you can then use the Outcome of Interest Matrix on this web site to help guide you in selecting the most appropriate method. You will also need to consider ‘who’ it is that you are assessing? Is it children or adults, what is their background? Also what is your research budget?