Advanced search
Add to list

Feasibility of dietary assessment methods, other tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among infants, toddlers and children

(2015) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. 54(5). p.721-732
Author
Organization
Abstract
Purpose: To test the feasibility of tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among children 0-10 years and to recommend one of two tested dietary assessment methods. Methods: Two pilot studies including 378 children were conducted in Belgium and the Czech Republic in the Pilot studies for Assessment of Nutrient intake and food Consumption among Kids in Europe. One protocol included a 3-day food diary which was checked with a parent, and data were entered afterwards using EPIC-Soft. The alternative protocol consisted of two non-consecutive 1-day food diaries followed by EPIC-Soft completion interviews. Both protocols included general and food propensity questionnaires and anthropometric measurements. The protocols were compared using evaluation questionnaires among the participating parents and study personnel. Results: The parents found the questionnaires and instructions for filling in the food diaries understandable. Food description and food quantification was evaluated as problematic by 29 and 15 % of the participants for the 3-day diaries versus 15 and 12 % for the 1-day diaries. The protocol with 1-day food diaries was evaluated as less burdensome by the parents and logistically more challenging by the interviewers. Conclusions: Both dietary assessment methods with related tools and administration protocols were evaluated as feasible. The administration protocol with two 1-day food diaries with completion interviews offers more advantages for the future pan-European survey in children 0-10 years. The positive evaluation of feasibility of tools and materials is an important step towards harmonised food consumption data at European level among the younger age groups.
Keywords
CONCLUSIONS, EXPOSURE, Europe, Food consumption survey, Dietary assessment, Children, Infants, Feasibility, EPIC-SOFT SOFTWARE, RECORDING BOOKLET, VALIDATION, RECOMMENDATIONS, VALIDITY, CENTERS, PROJECT

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Ocké, Marga et al. “Feasibility of Dietary Assessment Methods, Other Tools and Procedures for a pan-European Food Consumption Survey Among Infants, Toddlers and Children.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION 54.5 (2015): 721–732. Print.
APA
Ocké, M., Brants, H., Dofkova, M., Freisling, H., van Rossum, C., Ruprich, J., Slimani, N., et al. (2015). Feasibility of dietary assessment methods, other tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among infants, toddlers and children. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 54(5), 721–732.
Chicago author-date
Ocké, Marga, Henny Brants, Marcela Dofkova, Heinz Freisling, Caroline van Rossum, Jiri Ruprich, Nadia Slimani, et al. 2015. “Feasibility of Dietary Assessment Methods, Other Tools and Procedures for a pan-European Food Consumption Survey Among Infants, Toddlers and Children.” European Journal of Nutrition 54 (5): 721–732.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Ocké, Marga, Henny Brants, Marcela Dofkova, Heinz Freisling, Caroline van Rossum, Jiri Ruprich, Nadia Slimani, Elisabeth Temme, Ellen Trolle, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Inge Huybrechts, and Evelien de Boer. 2015. “Feasibility of Dietary Assessment Methods, Other Tools and Procedures for a pan-European Food Consumption Survey Among Infants, Toddlers and Children.” European Journal of Nutrition 54 (5): 721–732.
Vancouver
1.
Ocké M, Brants H, Dofkova M, Freisling H, van Rossum C, Ruprich J, et al. Feasibility of dietary assessment methods, other tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among infants, toddlers and children. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. 2015;54(5):721–32.
IEEE
[1]
M. Ocké et al., “Feasibility of dietary assessment methods, other tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among infants, toddlers and children,” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 721–732, 2015.
@article{5853658,
  abstract     = {Purpose: To test the feasibility of tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among children 0-10 years and to recommend one of two tested dietary assessment methods. 
Methods: Two pilot studies including 378 children were conducted in Belgium and the Czech Republic in the Pilot studies for Assessment of Nutrient intake and food Consumption among Kids in Europe. One protocol included a 3-day food diary which was checked with a parent, and data were entered afterwards using EPIC-Soft. The alternative protocol consisted of two non-consecutive 1-day food diaries followed by EPIC-Soft completion interviews. Both protocols included general and food propensity questionnaires and anthropometric measurements. The protocols were compared using evaluation questionnaires among the participating parents and study personnel. 
Results: The parents found the questionnaires and instructions for filling in the food diaries understandable. Food description and food quantification was evaluated as problematic by 29 and 15 % of the participants for the 3-day diaries versus 15 and 12 % for the 1-day diaries. The protocol with 1-day food diaries was evaluated as less burdensome by the parents and logistically more challenging by the interviewers. 
Conclusions: Both dietary assessment methods with related tools and administration protocols were evaluated as feasible. The administration protocol with two 1-day food diaries with completion interviews offers more advantages for the future pan-European survey in children 0-10 years. The positive evaluation of feasibility of tools and materials is an important step towards harmonised food consumption data at European level among the younger age groups.},
  author       = {Ocké, Marga and Brants, Henny and Dofkova, Marcela and Freisling, Heinz and van Rossum, Caroline and Ruprich, Jiri and Slimani, Nadia and Temme, Elisabeth and Trolle, Ellen and Vandevijvere, Stefanie and Huybrechts, Inge and de Boer, Evelien},
  issn         = {1436-6207},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION},
  keywords     = {CONCLUSIONS,EXPOSURE,Europe,Food consumption survey,Dietary assessment,Children,Infants,Feasibility,EPIC-SOFT SOFTWARE,RECORDING BOOKLET,VALIDATION,RECOMMENDATIONS,VALIDITY,CENTERS,PROJECT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {721--732},
  title        = {Feasibility of dietary assessment methods, other tools and procedures for a pan-European food consumption survey among infants, toddlers and children},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00394-014-0750-8},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2015},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: