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Technology-based dietary assessment: development of the Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Program (SNAP(™) ).
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PMID:  23848949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Accurate, reliable and feasible methods of dietary intake and physical activity assessment are required to improve our understanding of the associations between energy balance-related behaviours and health.
METHODS: The Synchronised Nutrition and Activity Program (SNAP(™) ) was developed to enhance recall in children by integrating new and established methods of dietary intake and physical activity recall. A list of commonly consumed foods (n = 40), drinks (n = 9) and physical activities (n = 29) was used in SNAP(™) . All foods and drinks were analysed by count (i.e. the number of times a particular food was selected), as a proxy indicator of dietary behaviours. All reported physical activities were assigned an intensity code [in metabolic equivalents (METs)] to determine minutes of moderate-vigorous activity (MVPA; ≥3 METs).
RESULTS: Most participants completed a whole day's recall (both dietary intake and physical activities) in less than 25 min. SNAP(™) was compared against 24-h multiple pass questionnaire and accelerometry in 121 children (aged 7-15 years old). For dietary variables, the accuracy of SNAP(™) (mean difference) was within ±1 count for the majority of food groups. The proportion of the sample with a between-method agreement within ±1 count ranged from 0.40 to 0.99. For MVPA, there was no substantial fixed or proportional bias, with a mean difference between methods (SNAP(™)  - accelerometry) of -9 min of MVPA. Qualitatively, participants have indicated that they find SNAP(™) easy and fun to use.
CONCLUSIONS: SNAP(™) was developed to be a simple, quick and engaging method of assessing energy balance-related behaviours at a group or population level and succeeded because it can collect a whole day's recall (dietary intake and physical activities) in less than 25 min to a reasonable and acceptable degree of accuracy.
H J Moore; F C Hillier; A M Batterham; L J Ells; C D Summerbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-277X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Nutr Diet     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
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Created Date:  2013-7-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904840     Medline TA:  J Hum Nutr Diet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics © 2013 The British Dietetic Association Ltd.
School for Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University, Stockton-on-Tees, UK.
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