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Tool Information: 7 day Estimated Food Diary

Macronutrient, Micronutrient Prospective 1 Day Food Diary Estimated No


This tool is a paper based estimated food diary. Using coloured photographs, weighing scales and household measures, it is intended to measure the usual weekly dietary intake of middle-aged to older adults. This tool has been validated twice.

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Special Considerations

Dietary intakes were analysed by using the programme DINER. No funding is longer available for diaries to be entered at the study centre in Cambridge, however people are welcome to visit in order to see the DINE programme.

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Software Required

Yes, DINER - Data Into Nutrients for Epidemiological Research, or software alike are required to analyse data.

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Instructions on use

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publications and on the EPIC website.

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Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data is analysed can be found on the EPIC website.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Day 2001 Biomarkers Adults Both 3 Subjects were members of the EPIC-Norfolk cohort
Mckeown 2001 Biomarkers Adults, Elderly Male Only 4 Healthy Population who had participated in the main EPIC study
Biomarkers Adults, Elderly Female Only 4
Biomarkers Adults, Elderly Both 4