Validation of a pre-coded food record for infants and young children.

Ulla Holmboe Gondolf, Inge Tetens, A. P. Hills, K. F. Michaelsen, Ellen Trolle

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Abstract

Background/Objectives:To assess the validity of a 7-day pre-coded food record (PFR) method in 9-month-old infants against metabolizable energy intake (ME(DLW)) measured by doubly labeled water (DLW); additionally to compare PFR with a 7-day weighed food record (WFR) in 9-month-old infants and 36-month-old children.Subjects/Methods:The study population consisted of 36 infants (age: 9.03±0.2 months) and 36 young children (age: 36.1±0.3 months) enrolled in a cross-over design of 7 consecutive days PFR vs 7 consecutive days WFR. Children were randomly assigned to one method during week 1, crossing over to the alternative method in week 2. Total energy expenditure (TEE) and ME(DLW) were obtained in the 9-month-old infants using the DLW technique for 7 days while recording with PFR.Results:For the 9-month-old group, PFR showed a mean bias of +726âkJ/day, equivalent to 24%, (P
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume66
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)91-96
ISSN0954-3007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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