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Definition of Dietary

measurement of quantity of the individual foods consumed during one to several days OR pattern of food use

  • Levels of objectives
  • actual vs usual intake
  • group vs individual interpretation
  • Types of nutrients

Why measure diet?

  • Assessing and monitoring food and nutrient intake (also: estimating exposure to food additives and contaminants)
  •  Formulating and evaluating government health and agricultural policy
  • Conducting epidemiologic research, i.e. the relationships between diet and health
  • Commercial purposes, i.e. developing advertising campaigns or new food products