What's new

Here is where you can get up to date on Intake's most recent news and announcements.  We also provide links below to selected recent publications and news articles, and other noteworthy items and events relevant to the collection, analysis and use of dietary data. 

News & Announcements

Intake Advocacy Note - Improving Nutrition through the Development of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines: The Need for Country-Specific Quantitative 24-Hour Dietary Recall Data

July 8, 2020

This Intake Advocacy Note describes how quantitative 24-hour dietary recall data can be used in the development of food-based dietary guidelines to improve nutrition in low- and middle-income countries.

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Diet Quality Metric Validation Results at ASN Nutrition 2020

June 1, 2020

Early results from a research initiative supported by Intake to advance the development and validation of a global metric of diet quality will be presented virtually at the ASN Nutrition 2020 conference this week. The abstracts and ePosters are available at the below links:

A Novel Food-Based Diet Quality Score Is Associated with Nutrient Adequacy and Reduced Anemia Among Rural Adults in Ten African Countries

Validation of a New Instrument for Assessing Diet Quality and Its Association with…

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Intake Survey Guidance Document: Recommended Specifications for Dietary Scales

May 31, 2020

Intake has published a new survey guidance document, to provide recommended specifications for dietary scales for use in quantitative 24-hour dietary recall surveys in low- and middle-income countries.

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Intake Survey Guidance Document: Routines and Procedures to Test the Accuracy and Precision of Digital Dietary Scales Used in Quantitative 24-Hour Dietary Recall Surveys

May 31, 2020

This Intake survey guidance document describes recommended routines and procedures for testing the precision and accuracy of digital dietary scales used throughout all phases of work for a quantitative 24-hour dietary recall survey.  Recommended specifications for dietary scales used in quantitative 24-hour dietary recall surveys in low- and middle income countries are described …

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Validation of 24-Hour Dietary Recall for Estimating Nutrient Intakes and Adequacy in Adolescents in Burkina Faso

April 29, 2020

This newly published article describes a validation study of the 24-hour recall method in adolescents 10-11 y and 12-14 y of age in Burkina Faso against whole-day weighed observations.  While both age groups underestimated nutrient intakes by 24-hour recall, the degree of underestimation may be acceptable for the 12-14 y old adolescents.

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