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Nutrition tools: dietary assessment, food databases and dietary modelling

Chapter


Abstract


  • In the previous chapters we have considered nutrition as the relationship between food intake and health. We have examined the role of food components (nutrients and other substances), and we have seen how the total diet ultimately has an impact on health. The concept of balance is very important in understanding nutrition. It also drives much of the application of nutrition knowledge in practice.

    Practice generally involves the use of tools. In this chapter we focus on core tools for nutrition practice that enable the principle of balance to be addressed. The key tools considered here are methods for assessing dietary intake, tools that enable translation of information on food intake to that of nutrients, and tools of dietary modelling, which incorporate knowledge from both dietary assessment and food composition.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Tapsell, L., Flood, V., Probst, Y., Charlton, K. & Williams, P. (2013). Nutrition tools: dietary assessment, food databases and dietary modelling. In L. Tapsell (Eds.), Food, Nutrition and Health (pp. 282-320). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195518344

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/534

Book Title


  • Food, Nutrition and Health

Start Page


  • 282

End Page


  • 320

Place Of Publication


  • South Melbourne, Victoria

Abstract


  • In the previous chapters we have considered nutrition as the relationship between food intake and health. We have examined the role of food components (nutrients and other substances), and we have seen how the total diet ultimately has an impact on health. The concept of balance is very important in understanding nutrition. It also drives much of the application of nutrition knowledge in practice.

    Practice generally involves the use of tools. In this chapter we focus on core tools for nutrition practice that enable the principle of balance to be addressed. The key tools considered here are methods for assessing dietary intake, tools that enable translation of information on food intake to that of nutrients, and tools of dietary modelling, which incorporate knowledge from both dietary assessment and food composition.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Tapsell, L., Flood, V., Probst, Y., Charlton, K. & Williams, P. (2013). Nutrition tools: dietary assessment, food databases and dietary modelling. In L. Tapsell (Eds.), Food, Nutrition and Health (pp. 282-320). South Melbourne, Victoria: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195518344

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/534

Book Title


  • Food, Nutrition and Health

Start Page


  • 282

End Page


  • 320

Place Of Publication


  • South Melbourne, Victoria