4300.0 Dietary Intake, Meal Patterns and Measurement

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
Measuring dietary intake in a meaningful and evidenced-based manner requires research that is innovative and practical as well as being reliable and valid. This session will present timely research that attempts to gain a better measurement of the behaviors surrounding eating and drinking in community and school settings. Presenters will address how national nutritional health objectives might better measure progress from interventions through systematic evidence-based objective target setting, how complex relationships around time-use and food patterns relate to the probability of overweight and obesity, how photography and diaries might be used with children in school settings to assess eating patterns, and how measuring and understanding eating and drinking when performed as a secondary activity may differ among population subgroups.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe how to measure and set targets for national nutritional health objectives. 2) Discuss several promising methods for the measurement of food and beverage intake in children and adults in community and school settings with implications for future obesity related interventions.

2:30 PM
2:48 PM
Navigating the complexities of time use, food patterns and obesity
Jane Kolodinsky, PhD and Amanda Goldstein, MS
3:06 PM
Using photographic food diaries to assess eating patterns of school-aged students
Laura J. Hsu, MPH, Vanessa Buchthal, MSPH and Katie M. Heinrich, PhD
3:24 PM
Understanding eating episodes: Predominant activities reported by US adults when eating or drinking in the American Time Use Survey
April Oh, PhD, MPH, Temitope Erinosho, PhD, Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, PhD, MPH and Linda Nebeling, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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