Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 2
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Foster, E. Hawkins, A. Simpson, E. and Adamson, A. J. 2014. Developing an interactive portion size assessment system (IPSAS) for use with children. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 27, p. 18.


    Thompson, Frances E. and Subar, Amy F. 2013. Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease.


    ×

Children's estimates of food portion size: the effect of timing of dietary interview on the accuracy of children's portion size estimates

  • E. Foster (a1), M. O'Keeffe (a2), J. N. S. Matthews (a2), J. C. Mathers (a1), M. Nelson (a3), K. L. Barton (a4), W. L. Wrieden (a4) and A. J. Adamson (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114507791882
  • Published online: 01 January 2008
Abstract

For food intakes to be converted into nutrient intakes a measure or estimate of the amount of food consumed is required. A number of methods have been developed to assist subjects in providing an estimate of portion size. Children's ability to use perception, conceptualisation and memory skills to estimate food portion size has not been investigated systematically. The aim of the present study was to test the effect of the timing of a dietary interview on the accuracy of estimates of food portion sizes made by children, using food photographs, food models and an interactive portion size assessment system, developed for use with children and based on portion sizes of foods consumed by children. Children (n 108) aged 4–14 years were supplied with known quantities of foods and asked to estimate the portion size of each food using each of the three portion size assessment tools. Interviews took place (a) with the food in view, (b) just after the child had eaten the food or (c) 24 h after the child had eaten the food. There were no significant differences in children's ability to estimate food portion size (either as served or as eaten) with timing of interview. That is, children were as accurate in their estimates of portion size 24 h after consuming the food as when the food was in view. Under these conditions many children were able to estimate food portion size utilising perception, conceptualisation and memory skills.

Copyright
Corresponding author
*Corresponding author: Dr Emma Foster, fax +44 191 2225581, email Emma.Foster@ncl.ac.uk
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

6AF Smith , JB Jobe & DJ Mingay (1991) Retrieval from memory of dietary information. Appl Cognit Psychol 5, 269296.

8PB Crawford , E Obarzanek , J Morrison & ZI Sabry (1994) Comparative advantage of 3-day food records over 24-hour recall and 5-day food frequency validated by observation of 9- and 10-year-old girls. J Am Diet Assoc 94, 626630.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

British Journal of Nutrition
  • ISSN: 0007-1145
  • EISSN: 1475-2662
  • URL: /core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords: