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Employs research-based strategies to enhance dietary recall: - Respondent-driven approach allowing initial recall to be self-defined - Association with the day's events - Probes for frequently forgotten foods - Repetition with minimal burden - Reviews 24-hour day - Placement of foods with eating occasions
Interviewer-administered, in person or by telephone
Extensive automated capabilities, including: - Unique questions and response options specific for each food - Routing of questions based on previous responses - Food lookup tables reflecting today's food market - Ability to add, change, or delete foods anytime during the interview - Automated edit checks performed during data entry - Notepad features for interviewer comments
Companion Food Model Booklet, an aid for estimating portion sizes
Companion, supportive computer systems for auto-coding, manual coding, and quality control
Utilizes the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies
5-Step Multiple-Pass Approach
Collect a list of foods and beverages consumed the previous day.
Probe for foods forgotten during the Quick List.
Time & Occasion
Collect time and eating occasion for each food.
For each food, collect detailed description, amount, and additions. Review 24-hour day.
Final probe for anything else consumed.
Read more about USDA's Automated Multiple-Pass Method: