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A new FFQ designed to measure the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in children

  • Petra Stiegler (a1), Stefanie Sausenthaler (a1), Anette E Buyken (a2), Peter Rzehak (a1), Daniel Czech (a3), Jakob Linseisen (a4), Anja Kroke (a5), Kurt Gedrich (a6), Claire Robertson (a7) and Joachim Heinrich (a1)...
Abstract
AbstractObjective

The present paper describes the systematic development of an FFQ to assess the intake of fatty acids and antioxidants in school-aged children. In addition, a validation study applying 24 h dietary recalls was performed.

Design

Using the variance-based Max_r method, a list of eighty-two foods was compiled from data obtained by 3 d weighed dietary records. The foods were used to design an FFQ, the comprehensibility of which was evaluated in a feasibility study. In addition, the FFQ was validated in a subset of 101 children from the German Infant Nutritional Intervention Study (GINI PLUS) against one 24 h dietary recall.

Results

The feasibility study attested a good acceptance of the FFQ. Mean intake of foods compared well between the FFQ and the 24 h dietary recall, although intake data generated from the FFQ tended to be higher. This difference became less apparent at the nutrient level, although the estimated average consumption of arachidonic acid and EPA using the FFQ still exceeded values recorded with the 24 h recall method by 45 % and 29 %, respectively.

Conclusions

On the basis of the systematic selection process of the food list, the established practicability of the FFQ and the overall plausibility of the results, the use of this FFQ is justified in future epidemiological studies.

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