Introductory Course

It is anticipated the day will start at 09.30 and finish at 17.30. The topics covered will include:

  • Introduction
  • Diet Diaries
  • 24 Hour Recall and Diet Histories
  • Food Frequency Questionnaires
  • NetWISP Practical
  • Discussion Sessions

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Downlaod a detailed programme.

Advanced Course

It is anticipated that day one will start at 09.30. The course will end at approximately 17.30 days 1 and 2, and 15.30 on day 3.

Lunch, refreshments and the course dinner on day 1 are included in the delegate fee.  Download a detailed programme.

Topics covered will include:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Dietary assessment - Future directions
  • Harnessing IT for dietary assessment
  • Secondary analysis of datasets: household food and drink purchasing; and commercial food purchasing data
  • Dietary patterns analysis a powerful tool?
  • Harmonising consumption datasets
  • Diet scores: When to use?
  • Validtaion and comparison techniques
  • Biomarkers of intake and nutrient uptake. Case studies: lipids, vitamin D and B vitamins
  • Challenges of identifying biomarkers Case study: zinc
  • Energy expenditure and urinary nitrogen for validation
  • Error and calibration in dietary assessment
  • Future directions in food composition
  • 'Omics: identifying markers of dietary intake

The course is highly interactive in nature and includes debates; workshops and meet the expert sessions on topics such as "Challenges in dietary data collection" and "Is it possible to assess dietary intake?".