Dietary assessment is a critical element of health research - Perspective from the Partnership for Advancing Nutritional and Dietary Assessment in Canada

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Oct;41(10):1096-1099. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0146. Epub 2016 Jul 20.


Challenges and complexities associated with assessing dietary intakes are numerous, but not insurmountable. This opinion paper from Canadian researchers draws attention to the importance of building capacity and providing funding opportunities for research in dietary assessment methods in Canada and elsewhere. Such strategies would contribute to a better understanding of the roles played by diet in human health and better translation of this information into the most meaningful and effective dietary guidelines, policies, and interventions.

Keywords: alimentation; analyse alimentaire; apports alimentaires; diet; dietary analysis; dietary intake; nutrition.