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Tool Information: Multiple Pass 24h Recall

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Retrospective 1 Day 24 Hour Recall No


This tool is a paper based 24 hour recall. Using standard portion sizes and photographs, this multiple-pass 24 hour recall was repeated over 4 days to measure the average dietary intake of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in low-income household. This tool has been validated once in 2008.

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Special Considerations

The tool was based on the one used by the US Department of Agriculture (Moshfegh et al., 1999). An update to the food composition table is required.

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Software Required

Integrated Dietary Analysis (IDA) software. May need to use an updated version

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained.

Instructions on use

Not reported

Administration Method

Interview-administered and by-proxy: parents/carer for 0-12 year olds

Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analysed 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
Holmes 2008 Weighed Food Diary Children Male Only 11 Low Income Population
Weighed Food Diary Adolescents Male Only 11
Weighed Food Diary Adults Male Only 11
Weighed Food Diary Elderly Male Only 11
Weighed Food Diary Children Female Only 11
Weighed Food Diary Adolescents Female Only 11
Weighed Food Diary Adults Female Only 11
Weighed Food Diary Elderly Female Only 11