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Tool Information: 7 day Food Checklist

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Prospective 1 Day Food Checklist No


This tool is a paper based food checklist, which includes 160 food items.The tool intended to measure dietary intake in adults and elderly over 7 days. This tool has been validated three times.

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Special Considerations

In the validation studies the tool was used twice, once asking individuals to estimate the portion size using photographs of the individual food and beverage items eaten and another time where no estimations were made. However, it appears unlikely that any remaining copies of the tool are available.

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Instructions for the participants provided on the tool.

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Data Analysis

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Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Bingham 1994 Weighed Food Diary Adults Female Only (No photographs) 14 N/A
Weighed Food Diary Adults Female Only (With photographs) 14
Bingham 1997 Biomarkers Adults Female Only (No photographs) 3 N/A
Biomarkers Adults Female Only (With photographs) 3
Little 1999 Weighed Food Diary Adults, Elderly Both 2 Patients in a primary care setting
Johansson 2008 Weighed Food Diary Elderly Male Only 14 Population who were healthy enough to live in their homes without external help