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Tool Information: 24h Recall (Web-SPAN)

Full Nutrient Retrospecitve 1 day 24 Hour Recall No


This is a self-administered, web-based tool that assesses food and beverage intake over the past 24 hours. This tool was used in the Web-Survey of Physical Activity and Nutrition (Web-SPAN) that assess height, weight, diet and physical activity in youth. Some components of the tool have oreviously been validated in 2003, 2006 and 2009 although they were not compared with a 3-day food diary until 2012.

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Special Considerations

The self-administered web-based survey was developed at the Univeristy of Waterloo and modified by researchers at the University of Alberta.

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Software Required

Computer and internet access

Training Required

Yes, students completed an interactive tutorial to become familiar with the recall. Teachers received detailed instructions on the survey administration.

Instructions on use

Not reported

Administration Method

Self-administered; By-proxy: teachers

Data Analysis

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publications

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Storey 2012 Weighed Food Diary Adolescents Both 11 10 schools within 6 school boards were selected for participation from a convenience sample of junior high schools.