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Tool Information: Meal-based intake assessment tool (MBIAT)

Micronutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 1 Month Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitative web-based food frequency questionnaire, which includes up to 630 questions. Using standard portion sizes and photographs, the tool was designed to investigate the dietary intake of Fe and Zn and their absorption modifiers. This tool has been validated once in 2005.

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Special Considerations

Updates to the food composition table and database mapping is required to use the dietary assessment tool due to reformulation of food in the UK since 2005.

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Software Required

Web-MBIAT (No longer supported)

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained.

Instructions on use

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

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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
Heath 2005 Weighed Food Diary Adults Male Only 5 Participants were excluded if they had chronic or acute illness that might affect Fe intake or status.