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In an initial effort to devise a rapid assessment alternative that would provide a reliable estimate of an individual's usual dietary pattern, a Predicted Food List (estimated, abbreviated food frequency), an Actual Food List (recorded, truncated food frequency), and a Typical Diet Day (foods perceived as commonly consumed in a 24-hour period) were compared with a 75-day food record. Overall, the Predicted Food List appeared to be the best tool for depicting an individual's usual food intake. It was concluded that a shortened list of food items characterizing an individual's normal nutrient intake level may be a useful instrument allowing rapid screening of selected "at risk" nutrients.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Quatromoni, P.A., and R.A. Cook. 1986. Alternative assessment of individual dietary intake--A pilot study. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 120.