ASA24-Australia-2016ASA24-Australia-2016 is a new way of assessing dietary intake and is now available for nutrition researchers in Australia.
About the study
In collaboration with the United States National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) and a consortium of Australian researchers has developed a freely available, web-based software tool that enables the collection of automated and self-administered 24 hour dietary recalls and food diaries. ASA24-Australia-2016 makes use of the NCI ASA24 system with modifications made to reflect the Australian food supply and nutrient databases.
The ASA24 system can be used by researchers for epidemiologic, interventional, behavioural, or clinical research. Clinicians can utilise this system to collect 24-hour recalls or food records from patients and receive complete nutrient analysis of the foods and beverages consumed during the collection timeframe. Educators may find it useful to use ASA24 with students in nutrition and dietetics to analyse dietary intake. Researchers in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences are already using ASA24-Australia-2016 to undertake research in a range of subjects.
ASA24-Australia-2016 was developed through a collaboration across the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), led by the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) Deakin University. The project was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant (LE140100099).
Gold standard for measuring what we eat
A new way of assessing dietary intake is a game changer for nutrition research in Australia.
A freely available, web-based software tool that enables the collection of automated and self-administered 24 hour dietary recalls and food diaries is now available to researchers around the country.