A study recently published by Peniamina, R et al in Nutrients compared the use of three different diet assessment methods for potassium, sodium and iodine in children in New Zealand. The accuracy of diet records, weighed food records and 24-hour urine samples were compared for a sample of 84 nine to 11 year olds. They found a wide variation for the measured nutrients across the three methods and identified that urinary assessment remains the best method for sodium and iodine intake, while finding that self-reported dietary assessment may be more accurate for potassium intake. Sodium intake was also identified as excessive in this population, with a mean of 2,119 mg/day (by 24-hr urine). Authors concluded that efforts are needed to reduce sodium intake and increase fruit and vegetable intake in this population. To read more, click here.
Barriers, Enablers, and Perceptions on Dietary Salt Reduction in the Out-of-Home Sectors: A Scoping Review
1 January 1970