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Studying a population undergoing nutrition transition: a practical case study of dietary assessment in urban South African adolescents

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posted on 30.06.2010, 13:37 authored by Chiedza Zingoni, Shane A. Norris, Paula GriffithsPaula Griffiths, Noel Cameron
The South African Medical Research Council food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and protocol was used to determine food intake in 83 adolescents from the Birth To Twenty study. The FFQ was piloted on a small group (n=8). Specific problems which resulted in overestimation of energy intake were identified. The protocol was modified and administered to the remainder of the adolescents and their caregivers. Reasonable energy intakes were obtained, and time spent completing the FFQ was reduced. The modified protocol was more successful in determining habitual food intake although it would benefit from validation against other dietary intake techniques.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research Unit

  • Socio-economic status and child/adolescent health in Johannesburg-Soweto Study

Citation

ZINGONI, C. ... et al, 2009. Studying a population undergoing nutrition transition: a practical case study of dietary assessment in urban South African adolescents. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 48 (3), pp.178-198.

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

Notes

This article was accepted for publication in the journal, Ecology of Food & Nutrition [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03670240902794713

ISSN

0367-0244;1543-5237

Language

en