Type

Journal Article

Authors

Eileen R Gibney
Lorraine Brennan
Michael J Gibney
Marianne C Walsh
Hannah Forster

Subjects

Environment

Topics
this review nutrition assessment population groups dietary intake dietary assessment web based new technologies assessment methods

Personalised nutrition: the role of new dietary assessment methods. (2015)

Abstract Food records or diaries, dietary recalls and FFQ are methods traditionally used to measure dietary intake; however, advancing technologies and growing awareness in personalised health have heightened interest in the application of new technologies to assess dietary intake. Dietary intake data can be used in epidemiology, dietary interventions and in the delivery of personalised nutrition advice. Compared with traditional dietary assessment methods, new technologies have many advantages, including their ability to automatically process data and provide personalised dietary feedback advice. This review examines the new technologies presently under development for the assessment of dietary intakes, and their utilisation and efficacy for personalising dietary advice. New technology-based methods of dietary assessment can broadly be categorised into three key areas: online (web-based) methods, mobile methods and sensor technologies. Several studies have demonstrated that utilising new technologies to provide tailored advice can result in positive dietary changes and have a significant impact on selected nutrient and food group intakes. However, comparison across studies indicates that the magnitude of change is variable and may be influenced by several factors, including the frequency and type of feedback provided. Future work should establish the most effective combinations of these factors in facilitating dietary changes across different population groups.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Eileen R Gibney, Lorraine Brennan, Michael J Gibney, Marianne C Walsh, Hannah Forster

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Eileen R Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 98
 
2
Lorraine Brennan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 166
 
3
Michael J Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 102
 
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Marianne C Walsh
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 51