UK Nutrition Research Partnership (NRP) workshop: Forum on advancing dietary intake assessment

Anne de la Hunty*, Judith Buttriss, John Draper, Helen Roche, Georgia Levey, Ana Florescu, Naomi Penfold, Gary Frost

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The development of better and more robust measures of dietary intake in free living situations was identified as a priority for advancing nutrition research by the Office of Strategic Coordination for Health Research (OSCHR) Review of Nutrition and Human Health Research in 2017. The UK Nutrition Research Partnership (NRP) sponsored a workshop on Dietary Intake Assessment methodology alongside its series of 'Hot Topic' workshops designed to accelerate progress in nutrition research by bringing together people from a range of different disciplines. The workshop on Dietary Intake Assessment methodology took place via Zoom over two half-days in January 2021 and included 50 scientists from a wide range of disciplines. The problems with current methods of dietary assessment and how emerging technologies might address them were set out in pre-recorded presentations and explored in panel discussions. Participants then worked in breakout groups to discuss and prioritise the research questions that should be addressed to best further the field and lead to improvements in dietary assessment methodology. Five priority research questions were selected. Participants were asked to brainstorm potential approaches for addressing them and were then asked to focus on one approach and develop it further. At the end of these sessions, participants presented their project ideas to the rest of the workshop and these will be reported back to the Medical Research Council. It is hoped that potential collaborative projects arising from these discussions will be taken forward in response to future funding calls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-237
Number of pages10
JournalNutrition Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04 Jun 2021


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  • dietary assessment methods
  • multi‐disciplinary
  • research
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