Type

Journal Article

Authors

Janas M Harrington
Nicole Wijckmans-Duysens
Pieter Dagnelie
Simone Eussen
Pieter Van't Veer
Anouk Geelen
Lene Frost Andersen
Matthias B. Schulze
Ivan J. Perry
Kathleen Ryan
and 1 others

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
physical activity english language dietary assessment systematic review literature search children adults systematic study physical activity study europe dedipac fruits and vegetables diet records

A systematic review of methods to assess intake of fruits and vegetables among healthy European adults and children: a DEDIPAC (DEterminants of DIet and Physical Activity) study (2016)

Abstract Evidence suggests that health benefits are associated with consuming recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables (F&V), yet standardised assessment methods to measure F&V intake are lacking. The current review aims to identify methods to assess F&V intake among children and adults in pan-European studies and inform the development of the DEDIPAC (DEterminants of DIet and Physical Activity) toolbox of methods suitable for use in future European studies. A literature search was conducted using three electronic databases and by hand-searching reference lists. English-language studies of any design which assessed F&V intake were included in the review. Studies involving two or more European countries were included in the review. Healthy, free-living children or adults. The review identified fifty-one pan-European studies which assessed F&V intake. The FFQ was the most commonly used (n 42), followed by 24 h recall (n 11) and diet records/diet history (n 7). Differences existed between the identified methods; for example, the number of F&V items on the FFQ and whether potatoes/legumes were classified as vegetables. In total, eight validated instruments were identified which assessed F&V intake among adults, adolescents or children. The current review indicates that an agreed classification of F&V is needed in order to standardise intake data more effectively between European countries. Validated methods used in pan-European populations encompassing a range of European regions were identified. These methods should be considered for use by future studies focused on evaluating intake of F&V.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Janas M Harrington, Nicole Wijckmans-Duysens, Pieter Dagnelie, Simone Eussen, Pieter Van't Veer, Anouk Geelen, Lene Frost Andersen, Matthias B. Schulze, Ivan J. Perry, Kathleen Ryan and 1 others

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Janas Harrington
University College Cork
Total Publications: 59
 
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Lene Frost Andersen
University College Cork
Total Publications: 4
 
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Ivan J Perry
University College Cork
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Kathleen Ryan
University College Cork
Total Publications: 3