Dietary Assessment Primer


Dietary Assessment Primers, Toolkits, and Tutorials

Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN). Food and NutritionExternal Web Site Policy.

National Cancer Institute. Measurement Error Webinar Series.

National Cancer Institute. Usual Dietary Intakes.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). NHANES Dietary Web Tutorial.

U.K. Medical Research Council. Diet and physical activity measurement toolkitExternal Web Site Policy.

Dietary Assessment Instruments

24-hour Dietary Recalls

US Department of Agriculture. USDA Automated Multiple-Pass Method.

National Cancer Institute. Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Assessment Tool (ASA24).

Food Records

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Diet Data Recorder System (DDRS)External Web Site Policy.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Multiple-day Food RecordsExternal Web Site Policy.

Purdue University. Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment (TADA)External Web Site Policy.

Viocare. Food Intake and Voice Recognizer (FIVR)External Web Site Policy.

University of Pittsburgh, Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience. eButtonExternal Web Site Policy.

Food Frequency Questionnaires

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Food Frequency Questionnaires (FFQ)External Web Site Policy.

Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Department. Food Frequency Questionnaires Documentation and Associated FilesExternal Web Site Policy.

National Cancer Institute. Diet History Questionnaire II.

NutritionQuest. Block QuestionnairesExternal Web Site Policy.


National Cancer Institute. Dietary Screener Questionnaire in the NHANES 2009-2010.

National Cancer Institute. Short Dietary Assessment Instruments.

Calibration and Validation Registers

National Cancer Institute. Dietary Assessment Calibration/Validation Register.

National Cancer Institute. Register of Validated Short Dietary Assessment Instruments.

Scoring Algorithms for Screeners

National Cancer Institute. Dietary screener questionnaire in the NHIS Cancer Control Supplement (CCS) 2010: Data Processing and Scoring Procedures.

Food Composition Databases

Directories of nutrient composition databases:

Principal food composition databases in the United States:

Useful links to food composition and nutrition sites:

Dietary Analysis Software

Department of Epidemiology of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Postdam-Rehbrücke. The Multiple Source Method (MSM).External Web Site Policy

ESHA Research. The Food ProcessorExternal Web Site Policy.

Iowa State University. Software for Intake Distribution (SIDE).External Web Site Policy

RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands; Biometris, Wageningen University and Research centre. MCRA: Monte Carlo Risk Assessment.External Web Site Policy

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. FIAS-Food Intake Analysis SystemExternal Web Site Policy.

University of Minnesota, Nutrition Coordinating Center. Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR)External Web Site Policy.

Viocare. VioFFQExternal Web Site Policy.

Diet Quality Indexes

National Cancer Institute. Healthy Eating Index.