SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

OD Public Health and Surveillance

National food consumption survey

Update : 7/11/2007
Forum : Food Consumption Survey 

Objectives

  1. Providing information on average food and nutrient intake of the population at the individual level.
  2. Estimation of intake of contaminants, additives and other chemicals in food.
  3. Study of differences in meal pattern, energy intake, food and nutrient intake between the different subgroups of the population as defined by the socio-demographic and age variables.
  4. Study of the adequacy of energy intake, food and nutrient intake in the different subgroups of the population in view of the dietary recommendations.
  5. Identification of subgroups at risk for a deficient or excessive intake of specific foods or nutrients.
  6. Translate the dietary recommendations based on nutrients to dietary recommendations based on food.

Methods


Year of implementation

since 2003


Persons to contact

  Herman Van Oyen Tel. : + 32 2 642 50 29
  Stefanie Vandevijvere Tél. : + 32 2 642 57 52


Level of accomplishment


Publications

  1. Articles published in scientific journals
    1. Temme L, Huybrechts I, Van Oyen H.
      De Belgische voedselconsumptiepeiling.
      Voeding NU 2006. Jaargang 8; nummer 11: 23-26.
    2. Temme L, Huybrechts I, Van Oyen H.
      De Belgische voedselconsumptiepeiling.
      Tijdschrift voor Voeing en Dietetiek 2006. Jaargang 3: pag 2-6.
    3. De Vriese S, De Backer G, De Henauw S, Huybrechts I, Kornitzer K, Leveque A, Moreau M, Van Oyen H.
      The Belgian Food Consumption survey : aims, design and methods.
      Arch Pub Health, 63, 1-16, 2005
  2. Abstracts of communications (available on request)
    1. Temme E, Huybrechts I, Van Oyen H.
      Waist circumference and levels of physical activity in Belgium.
      EUPHA, Montreux, Switzerland, November 2006.
    2. Huybrechts I, Temme E, Van Oyen H, De Backer G, Moreau M, Levêque A, De Henauw S.
      Calcium intake, food sources and seasonal variations in the Belgian.
      EUPHA, Montreux, Switzerland, November 2006.
    3. Huybrechts I, Temme L, De Henauw S, De Backer G, Levêque A, Van Oyen H.
      Energy and macronutrient intake in the Belgian population
      Public Health Nutrition 2006; 9: 65
    4. Temme L, Huybrechts I, Van Oyen H.
      Iron intake and its food sources in Belgium
      Public Health Nutrition 2006; 9: 104
    5. Van Oyen H, De Vriese S, Moreau M, Huybrechts I.
      The gap between food based dietary guidelines and the usual food consumption in Belgium, 2004.
      Paper presented at SEER, Seattle, US, June 2006.
  3. Books and chapters of books

  4. Reports (available on request)
    1. Seghers K.
      Estimating the distribution of usual dietary intake by short-term measurements: a comparison of several statistical approaches.
      Thesis U-Hasselt. Master in Biostatistics 2006.
    2. Kajungu Kateeba D.
      Assessment of estimated intake of Nitrate and Nitrite for the Belgian adult population.
      Thesis U-Hasselt. Master in Biostatistics 2006.
    3. De Vriese S, Huybrechts I, Moreau M, Van Oyen H.
      Enquête de consommation alimentaire Belge 1 - 2004 : Rapport
      Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique, mars 2006, Rapport : D/2006/2505/16.
      De Belgische Voedselconsumptiepeiling 1 - 2004 : Rapport
      Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid, maart 2006, Depotnummer : D/2006/2505/17.
    4. De Vriese S, Huybrechts I, Moreau M, Van Oyen H.
      Enquête de consommation alimentaire Belge 1 - 2004 : Synthèse
      Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique, mars 2006, Rapport : D/2006/2505/15.
      De Belgische Voedselconsumptiepeiling 1 - 2004 : Synthese
      Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid, maart 2006, Depotnummer : D/2006/2505/19.

Sources of financing

Federal authorities


External collaboration of the Institute


Keywords

BELGIUM, FOOD CONSUMPTION SURVEY, FOOD SAFETY, FOOD INTAKE, 24HRECALL, NUTRIENT INTAKE, CONTAMINANTS, ADDITIVES, PESTICIDES, DIOXINES, FOOD FREQUENCY QUESTIONNAIRE, INTERVIEW, SAMPLE