APH 2005, 63, 227-241:
The Dutch national food consumption survey 2003. Methodological issues.
MC Ocké, KFAM Hulshof, CTM van Rossum
Keywords: 24-hour recalls, dietary monitoring, food consumption, telephone interviews, young adults
Background: Dietary monitoring is an important tool for food policy
evaluation and development. The methodologies of previous Dutch surveys
were less optimal for answering current food policy questions.
Conclusion: This dietary assessment method seems promising as
part of a revised dietary monitoring system for the Netherlands. The
computerized 24-hour dietary recall method has the advantage that food consumption data with a great level of detail can be collected and stored.
The use of a telephone approach made it possible to collect data on
two independent days in an efficient way. Therefore, the resulting food
consumption data allow for answering more questions than with the
previous methodology. Such questions have to do with food safety and
estimates of the fraction of the population adhering to dietary recommendations.
The new approach has to be developed further for other population