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

June 1, 2020

Researchers from Harvard University are presenting diet quality metric validation work at the ASN Nutrition 2020 conference.  To see the abstract presentations, go to the ASN Nutrition 2020 conference link and search for the abstract links below.

Abstract Presentation Number: P22-010-20
Abstract Title: A Novel Food-Based Diet Quality Score Is Associated with Nutrient Adequacy and Reduced Anemia Among Rural Adults in Ten African Countries
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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.

March 4, 2020

Intake has released a new dietary data video.  This video describes the nutrition situation in Mexico and how dietary data have been used to successfully advocate for and inform evidence-based food taxation policies in the country.  The video is available with English, Spanish, and French sub-titles.

February 9, 2020

This newly published article describes a study protocol developed to validate a passive dietary assessment method for estimating food and nutrient intake in LMICs. The research to be carried out aims to advance low cost, objective, fast, and accurate methods for collecting and analyzing dietary intake data in LMICs.

January 31, 2020

This newly released Intake survey guidance document provides a description of the methodologic challenges to estimating usual intakes from dietary surveys and recommendations for how to address these challenges in the context of quantitative 24-hour recall dietary surveys in LMICs. Guidance on the minimum number of repeat 24-hour dietary recalls that are needed to estimate the distribution of usual intake is also provided, both in the context of ubiquitously consumed foods, food groups…