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Tool Information: Estimated Food Diary (Toddlers)

Full Nutrient Prospective 1 day Food Diary Estimated No


This tool is a semi-quantitative estimated food diary for use in toddlers. It was used in the German Representative Study of Toddler Alimentation (GRETA) to focus on dietary intake and feeding patterns of toddlers. The food diary contains approximately 200 items based on the foods consumed in the DONALD Study. The tool was validated in 2016.

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Special Considerations

The estimated food diary booklet is available from the authors.

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Software Required

Computer and internet

Training Required

Not reported

Instructions on use

Parents received a booklet including instructions on how to complete the diary

Administration Method

By proxy; parent

Data Analysis

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

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Cheng 2012 Weighed Food Diary Infants and toddlers Both 14 Parental social class was evenly distributed