Update on NHANES Dietary Data: Focus on Collection, Release, Analytical Considerations, and Uses to Inform Public Policy12

  title={Update on NHANES Dietary Data: Focus on Collection, Release, Analytical Considerations, and Uses to Inform Public Policy12},
  author={Namanjeet Ahluwalia and Johanna T. Dwyer and Ana L Terry and Alanna J. Moshfegh and Clifford L. Johnson},
  journal={Advances in Nutrition},
  pages={121 - 134}
NHANES is the cornerstone for national nutrition monitoring to inform nutrition and health policy. [] Key Method In 2002, the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and the NHANES dietary component were merged, forming a consolidated dietary data collection known as What We Eat in America; since then, 24-h recalls have been collected on 2 d using the USDA's Automated Multiple-Pass Method. Detailed and targeted food-frequency questionnaires have been collected in some NHANES cycles.

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