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Tool Information: Dietary Instrument for Nutrition Education (DINE)

Macronutrient, Micronutrient Usual; Retrospective Day/Week Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitative paper based food frequency questionnaire, which uses 19 food groups to assess dietary intake. Using standard portion sizes, the short questionnaire aims to give a brief initial assessment of an individual's intake of total fat and dietary fibre, and to guide the interviewer in providing personalized dietary advice. The tool classifies fat and fibre intakes as 'low', 'medium' or 'high'. The tool takes approximately 5-10 minutes to administer and has been validated in 1994 and in 1999.

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The tool is designed to classify fat and fibre intake only.

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Interviewers need to be trained.

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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
Roe 1994 Estimated Food Diary Adults Both 3 Employees of the Rover Group
Little 1999 Weighed Food Diary Adults, Elderly Both 2 Patients in a primary care setting