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Dietary Nutrition Index-A New Approach to the Quality Assessment of the Diet


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1 Division of Foods and Nutrition, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, India
     

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Information on consumption of daily food intake helps in assessing indirectly, the nutritional status of individuals in terms of food adequacy. The data pertaining to food intake is collected by several methods such as questionnaire, one or three day recall, weighment method and the like. The quality of diet in turn is assessed by the adequacy of nutrients which are computed based on the dietary data and the existing national recommendation of nutrients to a particular population, in the field of diet survey adequacy of individual nutrients are computed and evaluated separately.
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Manjula P. Barigidad
Division of Foods and Nutrition, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, India
M. R. Adwani
Division of Foods and Nutrition, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, India
Rama K. Naik
Division of Foods and Nutrition, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, India

Abstract


Information on consumption of daily food intake helps in assessing indirectly, the nutritional status of individuals in terms of food adequacy. The data pertaining to food intake is collected by several methods such as questionnaire, one or three day recall, weighment method and the like. The quality of diet in turn is assessed by the adequacy of nutrients which are computed based on the dietary data and the existing national recommendation of nutrients to a particular population, in the field of diet survey adequacy of individual nutrients are computed and evaluated separately.