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Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Oct;41(10):1096-1099. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2016-0146. Epub 2016 Jul 20.

Dietary assessment is a critical element of health research - Perspective from the Partnership for Advancing Nutritional and Dietary Assessment in Canada.

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a School of Nutrition, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, Laval University, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada.
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b School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada.
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c Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Canada.
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d Prevention and Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada.
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e Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada.
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f Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB T2S 3C3, Canada.
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g CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du CHUM) and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC H2X 0A9, Canada.
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h Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada.
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i Bureau of Food Surveillance and Science Integration, Food Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada.
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j Cancer Measurement, Outcomes, Research and Evaluation (C-MORE), CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1, Canada.
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k Département de nutrition, Université de Montréal, Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Montréal, QC H3W 1W5, Canada.
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l National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814-9692, USA.

Abstract

Challenges and complexities associated with assessing dietary intakes are numerous, but not insurmountable. This opinion paper from Canadian researchers draws attention to the importance of building capacity and providing funding opportunities for research in dietary assessment methods in Canada and elsewhere. Such strategies would contribute to a better understanding of the roles played by diet in human health and better translation of this information into the most meaningful and effective dietary guidelines, policies, and interventions.

KEYWORDS:

alimentation; analyse alimentaire; apports alimentaires; diet; dietary analysis; dietary intake; nutrition

PMID:
27608060
DOI:
10.1139/apnm-2016-0146

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