Type

Journal Article

Authors

Irina Uzhova
Eileen R Gibney
Wim H M Saris
Alfredo Martinez
Yannis Manios
Daniel Hannelore
Janette Walton
Albert Flynn
Aifric O'Sullivan
Michael J Gibney

Subjects

Environment

Topics
national nutrition survey food labelling racc nans food4me portion size food analysis survey data

Analysis of the National Adult Nutrition Survey (Ireland) and the Food4Me nutrition survey databases to explore the development of food labelling portion sizes for the European Union (2018)

Abstract The present study set out to explore the option of developing food portion size for nutritional labelling purposes using two European Union (EU) dietary surveys. The surveys were selected as they differed in (a) methodologies (food diary versus food frequency questionnaire), (b) populations (Irish National Adult Nutrition Survey (NANS) versus a seven-country survey based on the pan EU study Food4Me), (c) food quantification (multiple options versus solely photographic album) and (d) duration (4 consecutive days versus recent month). Using data from these studies, portion size was determined for 15 test foods, where portion size was defined as the median intake of a target food when consumed. The median values of the portion sizes derived from both the NANS and Food4Me surveys were correlated (r = 0.823; p < 0.00) and the mean of the two survey data sets were compared to US values from the Recognized as Customarily Consumed (RACC) database. There was very strong agreement across all food categories between the averaged EU and the US portion size (r = 0.947; p < 0.00). It is concluded that notwithstanding the variety of approaches used for dietary survey data in the EU, the present data supports using a standardized approach to food portion size quantification for food labelling in the EU.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Irina Uzhova, Eileen R Gibney, Wim H M Saris, Alfredo Martinez, Yannis Manios, Daniel Hannelore, Janette Walton, Albert Flynn, Aifric O'Sullivan, Michael J Gibney

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