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Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Digital food photography: Dietary surveillance and beyond

item Islam, Noemi
item Dadabhoy, Hafza
item Gillum, Adam
item Baranowski, Janice
item Zimmerman, Thea
item Subar, Amy
item Baranowski, Tom

Submitted to: Procedia Food Science
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/15/2013
Publication Date: 5/29/2013
Citation: Islam, N.G., Dadabhoy, H., Gillum, A., Baranowski, J., Zimmerman, T., Subar, A.F., Baranowski, T. 2013. Digital food photography: Dietary surveillance and beyond. Procedia Food Science. 2:122-128.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The method used for creating a database of approximately 20,000 digital images of multiple portion sizes of foods linked to the USDA's Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS) is presented. The creation of this database began in 2002, and its development has spanned 10 years. Initially the images were intended to be used as a kid-friendly aid for estimating portion size in the context of a computerized 24-hour dietary recall for 8- to 15-year-old children. In 2006, Baylor College of Medicine, Westat, and the National Cancer Institute initiated a collaboration that resulted in the expansion of this image database in preparation for the release of the web-based Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24) for adults (now also available for use by children – ASA24-Kids). Researchers in the US and overseas have capitalized on these digital images for purposes including, but not limited to, dietary assessment.