A UK on-line 24h dietary recall tool for population studies: development, validation and practical application

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: School of Food Science and Nutrition

Abstract

Research that aims to discover whether what we eat affects our health has been hampered by lack of accurate tools to collect information on diet. Such a measurement tool would need to collect and analyse data in a reasonable time frame, with enough detail, flexible enough for different ages and ethnic groups and at minimal cost. At the moment there is no such dietary assessment tool available in the UK. This study will make use of the internet to develop a new UK focussed dietary assessment tool based on the Automated Multiple Pass Method (AMPM) developed in the USA. The AMPM uses 5 cycles of questioning to obtain a detailed account of food eaten in the past 24 hours. A search engine allows participants to select from several thousand food items in an extensive food database.

This project has three main components. 1) Development of a new UK on-line dietary assessment tool. Existing online tools from the US and France (ASA24, DietDay, Nutrinet Sante) will be compared using focus groups. 30 potential users will be divided into 3 groups according to age: adolescent; adult; elderly (post-retirement). Following this the new UK tool will be developed based on the American ASA24 tool as template. 2) The second part of the study is a validation study, to see how the new tool compares to existing ?gold standard? approaches. We will compare food and nutrient intakes assessed by the on-line tool with foods and nutrients obtained using an interviewer administered dietary recall (the AMPM) both in comparison to independent biomarkers of nutrients: specifically urinary N (for protein); potassium; sucrose and fructose; and total energy expenditure. 200 participants will provide repeated measurements over 6 months. We will look at differences in agreement between the biomarkers and nutrient intakes as assessed by the average of measurements from both the on-line recall and the AMPM. 3) The final part will be a pilot study to see how well the new tool will work in practise with two different epidemiological cohorts. A subgroup of 200 older women in the UK Women?s Cohort plus their adult children and adolescent grandchildren and 100 participants from the Clinical Biobank at Imperial, a clinic based cohort with mixed population characteristics, will complete 3 on-line recalls over 6 months.

Dissemination of the tool is key and open access vital. We intend to provide the software free of charge to other UK researchers.

Technical Summary

Reliable assessment of the association between diet and health requires accurate and repeated measurements of diet in large prospective cohort studies. Incorporation of an internet based 24hr recall into such studies may substantially advance our understanding of the nutritional determinants of disease. Existing tools are limited in scope, and do not lend themselves to easy adaptation for different population groups due to their reliance on previously defined lists of foods. Presently, there is no on-line 24hr dietary recall tool available in the UK based on the principles of the Automated Multiple Pass Method, which could be suitable for use by groups from different ethnicities and of different socio-economic classes. We aim to develop, validate and apply this tool in practice.

This project has three main components: 1) Development of a UK on-line 24hr dietary recall. Existing online tools from the US and France (ASA24, DietDay, Nutrinet Sante) will be compared using focus groups, 30 potential users will be divided into 3 groups according to age: adolescent; adult; elderly (post-retirement). Following this the new UK tool will be developed based on the ASA24 as template. 2) Validation of foods and nutrients measured by this new on-line tool by comparing it with foods and nutrients obtained using an interviewer administered multiple pass recall method(AMPM) both in comparison to independent biomarkers of nutrients: specifically urinary N (for protein); potassium; sucrose and fructose; and total energy expenditure from Actiheart. 200 participants will provide repeated measurements over 6 months. Primary analysis will assess differences in agreement between the urinary N biomarker and protein intakes as assessed by the average of the measurements from both the on-line recall and the AMPM. 3) Pilot study for practical application of the on-line 24hr dietary recall in two different epidemiological cohorts. A subgroup of 200 older women in the UK Women?s Cohort plus their adult children and adolescent grandchildren will be asked to complete 3 on-line recalls over a 6 month period. 100 participants from the Clinical Biobank at Imperial, a clinic based cohort with mixed population characteristics will be asked to do the same. Dissemination of the tool is key and open access vital. We intend to provide the software free of charge to other UK researchers.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description New technologies review DoH
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Participation in ILSI review of new technologies to measure diet
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Provided evidence for review of dietary assessment methods for National Diet and Nutrition Survey
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Review of Nutrition Research MRC
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Development of a nutrition monitoring and diagnostic tool for clinical and non-clinical use to reduce diet-related disease.
Amount £57,016 (GBP)
Funding ID 133406 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017 Round 1
Amount £39,103 (GBP)
Funding ID 133406 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2018
 
Description EIT Digital Innovation activity HWB action line
Amount € 498,910 (EUR)
Funding ID 15247 
Organisation EIT ICT Labs 
Sector Academic/University
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description EIT Digital Innovation activity HWB action line
Amount € 748,970 (EUR)
Funding ID 15247-2016 
Organisation European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 
Sector Public
Country Hungary
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Exploring the use of myfood24 (an on-line 24-hour nutritional assessment tool) in clinical dietetic practice
Amount £46,390 (GBP)
Funding ID 17/08 
Organisation British Dietetic Association (BDA) 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2020
 
Description FRIENZ
Amount £3,500 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description MND
Amount £4,200 (GBP)
Organisation Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description MRC Partnership Grant
Amount £852,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L02019X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description NDNS New Technologies Review
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description NIHR Programme Grant
Amount £2,311,899 (GBP)
Funding ID RP-PG-1016-20006 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Description Pump priming - University of Leeds
Amount £21,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 02/2020
 
Description Seed funding, Imperial College London
Amount £10,720 (GBP)
Organisation Imperial College London 
Department School of Public Health
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description The role of different diets in children who are gastrostomy fed
Amount £417,214 (GBP)
Funding ID HTA/17/76/06 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2022
 
Title Tube and sip feed database 
Description Added database of tube and sip feeds to myfood24 to support NIHR programme grant for people with ALS. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Will be used in NIHR Programme Grant on supporting people with ALS. 
 
Title branded food database 
Description A unique food database has been created and is now included in both myfood24 and MyMealMate. We obtained brand level back of pack nutrient information and mapped this to generic food codes to fully expand the nutrient information. Around 50,000 foods have been mapped, making this the most extensive database of UK foods with full nutrient information. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database is an integral part of myfood24 and MyMealMate. It will form a central section of the interactive website to be developed as part of our new MRC funded Partnership grant. 
 
Title myfood24 
Description An on-line 24h dietary assessment system 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A number of research groups are interested in the new tool. We have provided a link to the tool for them to try out prior to use in main research activity. We have provided links to around 50 different researchers to date. eg. links provided to: M Harvie - Manchester M Allman-Farinelli - Sydney P Day - Leeds A Subar - NCI, USA 
 
Title myfood24 - Australia 
Description Australian version of myfood24, added AusNut food composition tables. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact myfood24 - Australia is currently being tested by Prof Mishra (U Brisbane) for use in the ALSWAH Study. 
 
Title myfood24 Danish version 
Description Danish version of myfood24 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Recontacting ~30,000 individuals in the Danish EPIC Cohort using myfood24 to measure food and nutrient intakes. 
 
Title myfood24 German version 
Description German version of myfood24 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Plans to support German researchers in measuring dietary intake. 
 
Title Branded food database 
Description 50,000 foods included using back of pack nutrient labels mapped to combinations of generic items, creating full nutrient information. This is the largest branded food database with full nutrients in the UK. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database is a fundamental component of myfood24 and MyMealMate and it will be central to the website to be developed in our new MRC Partnership award. 
 
Title Danish food table added to myfood24 
Description Danish foods and baby foods added to myfood24 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Now being used as part of the Danish myfood24 system 
 
Title German food database 
Description formatted and added a German food database to myfood24 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact the new German myfood24 tool is being used for research 
 
Description Australian myfood24 
Organisation Australian Research Council
Department ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have developed an Australian version of myfood24.
Collaborator Contribution The Australian team provided their Australian Food Composition Database for inclusion on the system.
Impact Over 2,500 women in the ALSWH have used the new Australian version of myfood24. Currently being analysed.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Baby Food Project - Southampton 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Department of Geography and Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are preparing a selection of Baby Food databases for use in a project run from the MRC Unit. These baby foods are from UK, Singapore and New Zealand.
Collaborator Contribution Supporting links to international collaborators.
Impact Project still in progress.
Start Year 2016
 
Description BioResource project - Cambridge BRC 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Addition of participant data from the Airwave Study and the local BioResource Study into the national NIHR BioResource project
Collaborator Contribution Coordination of the NIHR BioResource
Impact in process
Start Year 2013
 
Description Brandbank 
Organisation Brandbank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of mobile phone app - further refinement. Development of food tables included in the app. - for future projects.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of 'back of pack' nutrient information for commercially produced food items.
Impact Grant proposals to develop app further.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Bristol LBirch Type 2 Diabetes in Childhood: Building a platform for interventions to prevent the progression to cardiovascular disease 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution provided myfood24
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact N/A
Start Year 2015
 
Description Danish version of myfood24 
Organisation Danish Cancer Society
Department Danish Cancer Society Research Center
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are developing a Danish version of myfood24.
Collaborator Contribution The Danish team are reformatting the Danish Food Composition Tables for inclusion. They will also support translation of the tool.
Impact We are still developing the Danish myfood24 tool.
Start Year 2016
 
Description FIRC: Diet apps: using mobile technology to improve diet quality, physical activity and health 
Organisation University of Alberta
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have established this international network to explore how apps could improve diet and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution We have had Skype meetings and met together in Sydney in September/October 2014. We used that time to exchange information and plan for further grant proposals.
Impact Meeting at Symposium in Sydney on Wireless Wellbeing. Planned meeting at ISBNPA in Edinburgh 2015 Planned Horizon2020 grant proposal plus other smaller scale grants. Disciplines represented: nutritional epidemiology; dietetics; physical activity; computer science
Start Year 2014
 
Description FIRC: Diet apps: using mobile technology to improve diet quality, physical activity and health 
Organisation University of Auckland
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have established this international network to explore how apps could improve diet and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution We have had Skype meetings and met together in Sydney in September/October 2014. We used that time to exchange information and plan for further grant proposals.
Impact Meeting at Symposium in Sydney on Wireless Wellbeing. Planned meeting at ISBNPA in Edinburgh 2015 Planned Horizon2020 grant proposal plus other smaller scale grants. Disciplines represented: nutritional epidemiology; dietetics; physical activity; computer science
Start Year 2014
 
Description FIRC: Diet apps: using mobile technology to improve diet quality, physical activity and health 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have established this international network to explore how apps could improve diet and physical activity.
Collaborator Contribution We have had Skype meetings and met together in Sydney in September/October 2014. We used that time to exchange information and plan for further grant proposals.
Impact Meeting at Symposium in Sydney on Wireless Wellbeing. Planned meeting at ISBNPA in Edinburgh 2015 Planned Horizon2020 grant proposal plus other smaller scale grants. Disciplines represented: nutritional epidemiology; dietetics; physical activity; computer science
Start Year 2014
 
Description ILSI New Technologies Working Group 
Organisation International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Deputy Chair of the working group bringing evidence together on new technologies for dietary assessment.
Collaborator Contribution Working group reviewing new technologies in measuring diet.
Impact Just creating a publication and presentation based on the review.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SYDNEY 1000_CRC study 
Organisation University of Sydney
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supporting dietary assessment in the Sydney 1000 Colorectal Cancer Study.
Collaborator Contribution Project managment.
Impact Project underway.
Start Year 2016
 
Description UWI National Diet Survey St Kitts and Helena 
Organisation University of the West Indies
Country Barbados 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advice on developing myfood24 for use in the National Diet Survey of St Kitts and Helena.
Collaborator Contribution Undertaking data collection and recipe collection.
Impact Too early.
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Bonn - German myfood24 
Organisation University of Bonn
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are supporting the development of a German version of myfood24.
Collaborator Contribution The Bonn team have been formatting their food composition database for inclusion and providing text translation.
Impact Still in process of finalising the myfood24 German version.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Visiting Chair at the University of Southampton 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations. Discussion of use of tools MMM and myfood24 in research.
Collaborator Contribution Time of staff considering our research and contributing support. preparation of joint projects
Impact Preparation of joint projects
Start Year 2015
 
Description X-Lab Leeds 
Organisation X-Lab Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working with X-Lab to develop iPhone version of MMM
Collaborator Contribution Programming iPhone version of MMM
Impact iPhone version of MMM (funded through HEIF award)
Start Year 2013
 
Description YourTube 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project is using myfood24 to collect data on nutrient intake from children who are tube fed. We created a database of tube feed.
Collaborator Contribution The University of York are collecting data and will analyse and report.
Impact Too early.
Start Year 2019
 
Title myfood24 - trademark 
Description Trademark obtained for our website UK00003073961. 
IP Reference  
Protection Trade Mark
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact Considerable international interest for adapted versions of the tool for use with other country databases.
 
Title myfood24 
Description myfood24 is an online dietary self-monitoring tool with real time feedback, it has clear implications to support dietary behaviour change and for treating obesity; supporting people with diabetes etc. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2015
Development Status Actively seeking support
Impact N/A 
URL https://www.myfood24.org/login
 
Title myfood24 
Description An online dietary assessment tool. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Many researchers have requested access to this tool. We are putting in place appropriate licensing to allow that to happen. 
 
Company Name Dietary Assessment Limited 
Description Dietary Assessment Ltd, a new company formed to help track and analyse dietary intake, has been spun out of the University of Leeds with initial investment from the University's Enterprise Fund. The aim is to support our online tool, myfood24, which allows researchers, teachers, health professionals and dietitians to monitor diet and analyse food and drink consumption to help reduce and manage diet-related diseases such as diabetes. myfood24 was created to help tackle challenges around measuring and changing diet. myfood24 was developed to stand up to the academic rigour demanded by world-class research into dietary intake. myfood24 tracks not just the eight 'back of pack' nutrients included on most supermarket foods, such as energy, fat, protein and fibre, but also over 100 additional macronutrients and micronutrients such as vitamins and trace minerals which have been mapped by a team of nutritionists and dietitians. After users have submitted details of their eating habits to myfood24's online food diary, the report generated has a comprehensive nutrient breakdown of the food and drink consumed including the additional macronutrients and micronutrients unique to myfood24. This level of detail will help professionals to better monitor food intake and advise on diet. 
Year Established 2017 
Impact We are supporting a number of research projects using myfood24. We have developed an Australian version which has been used in over 2,500 participants of the Australian Longitudinal Survey of Women's Health. We are collaborating with colleagues from Bonn to create a German version. We are in the process of developing a Danish version with colleagues from the Danish Cancer Society. They plan to use it in a follow up of Danish EPIC. 2020 - we have received VC investment. We are now developing a Norwegian, French and Arabic version of myfood24. We now have 3 product types: research, teaching, healthcare.
Website https://www.myfood24.org/
 
Description 50 years dietetics Surrey 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk about my research activity for a 50y celebration of the course I took as a first degree.

Shared research information with research peers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ACDAM Aberdeen 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 35 PG students and academics attended the Aberdeen Course on Dietary Assessment Methodology. I was invited to be the keynote speaker.

Talk: 'Why do we need good dietary assessment?'

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Brussels, EuroFIR workshop. Advances in dietary assessment methods. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EuroFIR annual conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brussels. ILSI Annual Symposium. Dietary patterns and health. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at annual conference of ILSI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cape Town WUN B vitamins and dementia 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 30 academics attended the presentation.
Following which research was planned.

My talk: 'Dietary assessment in the elderly - challenges and solutions'.

Further WUN collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description China trip delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit with University of Leeds delegation to China and Hong Kong (MM). Promoting myfood24.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Climate Change Meeting WUN, Leeds 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 50 academics from WUN Universities gathered for a workshop to discuss Climate Change aspects.

My talk: 'Nutrition and health perspective'

Potential for further WUN collaborations and funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Conversation article March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Article written for the Conversation featuring myfood24.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/drafts/73814
 
Description DiFE talk 2014 German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk on 'A conceptual framework for nutritional epidemiology' at the DiFE summer school in Potsdam.

Participants were interested in the new tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Elsie Widdowson Lecture, Cambridge 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gave the Elsie Widdowson lecture 2017 at University of Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EuroEpi Denmark 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 60 academics attended the presentation.

Talk: 'Development of a UK online 24-hour dietary recall assessment tool: MyFood24'

lots of interest from academics in the new tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description FENS conference, Berlin. "Novel methods to assess diet". Invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FENS conference, Berlin. "Novel methods to assess diet". Invited talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description FNH-RI engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Planning meeting and presentation for international proposal to create a Food, Nutrition & Health - Research Infrastructure (FNH-RI) for European funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Florida, ILSI N America - dietary intake assessment using technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited to talk at ILSI meeting. Included myfood24 and Nutritools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Food Matters Live talks 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two talks given at Food Matters Live.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description House of Lords Diet for Cancer Prevention talk Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk at House of Lords.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description How Big Data can Help us Tackle Obesity, LIDA Seminar Fintech 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Big Data and Fintech Workshop Sept 2016. Visitors from Taiwan government ministries and departments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ICDAM conference satellite meeting, Australia - "Using technology to measure diet and physical activity: tools, validity and utility" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ICDAM conference satellite meeting, Australia - "Using technology to measure diet and physical activity: tools, validity and utility"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ICDAM conference, Australia - Symposium on 'Open Access to High Quality Methods in Diet and Activity" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ICDAM conference, Australia - Symposium on 'Open Access to High Quality Methods in Diet and Activity" invited speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ILSI N America. Florida. Invited talk "Advances in methodology: food safety and dietary intake" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ILSI N America. Florida. Invited talk "Advances in methodology: food safety and dietary intake"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Imperial Festival 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At Imperial Festival, a science festival, we showcased and got feedback on myfood24 (a new 24h dietary online recall tool), and illustrating importance of a healthy diet. 12,000 people visited the festival. Our booth was visited constantly over the weekend, resulting in at least 100 members of the public and researchers from other disciplines looking at the tool and at least 200 with whom we had a discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/festival/about/festival-2014/
 
Description Inside Government talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented potential for myfood24 to support measurement of foods and nutrients in hospital patients.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Summer School in Nutritional Epidemiology, Potsdam - Talk on "Novel Methods to assess diet" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International Summer School in Nutritional Epidemiology, DiFE Postdam - Talk on "Novel Methods to assess diet"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Invited talk Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to speak about measuring diet with new technologies at the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, 2016, Dublin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Researcher links Newton Workshop. Climate Change and Urban Food Security. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Co-mentor for ECR workshop in Malaysia. Project funding achieved by one ECR as a result of our collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Kuwait 3rd National Nutrition Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to use myfood24 run at the Kuwaiti National Nutrition Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LIBACS talk Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Leeds, LIBACS group talk at St James' Hospital.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture LSHTM "Novel Technologies in Chronic Disease Prevention" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a guest lecture on "Novel Technologies in Chronic Disease Prevention" at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which is part of the MSc Nutrition for Global Health, Nutrition-Related Chronic Disease module. Students from all over the world attended, and we discussed, amongst others, myfood24, as well as nutrition-related apps.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture and workshop in Malta July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk and workshop demonstrating myfood24 at University of Malta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Leeds secondary school dissemination - validation study (adolescents) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Information about myfood24 provided to interested secondary schools participating in validation study for adolescents in Leeds.

Schools participated in validation study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Lima, Peru. Newton Workshop. Nutrition and health. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MRC organised workshop to plan for funding round in Peru.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lipid Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 60 industry partners attended a Society of Chemical Industry conference on Physical Principles of Lipids in Food Products and Health, Leeds Sept 2013

My talk: MyMealMate: communicating nutrition knowledge

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC), Malmo, Sweden presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Erasmus staff exchange visit by post-doc: Marisol Warthon-Medina at Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Lund University, Diabetes Centre (LUDC), Malmo, Sweden https://www.ludc.lu.se/lund-university-diabetes-centre. Erasmus Host: Assoc. Prof Emily Sonestedt. Interest on knowledge exchange on Malmo Diet Cancer and The UK Women's Cohort Study (UKWCS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lucat/group/v1000522
 
Description M&S On Your Marks Food & Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the University of Leeds organised M&S session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Malaysia workshop IMU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Demonstrated myfood24, interest in developing something similar for Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Max Rubner Conference Speaker Oct 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited to give keynote talk at Max Rubner Conference Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mri.bund.de/en/about-us/events/max-rubner-conference/2017/
 
Description Nutrimad - meeting dietary surveys in Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact reviewed methods for measuring diet in national surveys in Europe. Included myfood24 and online methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Nutritools website launch and myfood24 demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Nutritools website launch event demonstration and myfood24 demonstration 27th of April, 2018. DIET@NET project team involved: Professor Janet Cade, Dr Marisol Warthon-Medina, Neil Hancock, Lauren Gibson, Linda Bush, Sally Moore. Myfood24: Sarah Beer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Poster display at BDA (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sally Moore presented posters of Nutritools website on Wednesday 14th of March, 2018. Sarah Beer (myfood24) attended on Thursday 15th of March, 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press Release myfood24 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release organised to promote the launch of the new spin out Dietary Assessment Ltd.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Rank Symposium. Invited talk. "Assessing improvement (change) in young women's nutrition status " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rank Symposium. Invited talk. "Assessing improvement (change) in young women's nutrition status "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research talk in Peru (Marisol) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Post doc (Dr Marisol Warthon-Medina) for MICA project talked about research to research organisation nutritionists in Peru.

Date of Conference 2nd of February, 2017

The Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional reported interest in working with the spin out company myfood24.org and Nutritools website in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Saudi Arabia - teaching 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Demonstration of myfood24 to nutrition students at King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Scientific Network on Food consumption data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scientific Network on Food consumption data - talk on new methods. EFSA, Parma.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar Leeds Beckett University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of the myfood24 at seminar

Interest from colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sydney Wireless Wellbeing Symposium 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited presentation at a Symposium in Sydney. Around 100 people attended. Very positive comments.

Network of researchers talked and planned research activity following the symposium. Our work reached a wider audience as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lectures to both undergraduate and masters level students - deliberately include research projects. eg. workshop to use myfood24; inclusion of MyMealMate in talk on new technologies to measure diet; discussion of RHS Campaign for School Gardening results in describing randomised controlled trials.

Students interested in research; want to use tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
 
Description Universities and intitutions visit in Peru 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Marisol contacted and visited a number of Universities and Non-governmental organization (NGO)s and made contact with other institutions during a 6 weeks visit from 1st of December, 2017 to 19th January, 2018. These institutions were:

1. Instituto de Investigación Nutricional (IIN) http://www.iin.sld.pe/
2. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences)
http://pregrado.upc.edu.pe/facultad-de-ciencias-de-la-salud/nutricion-y-dietetica/
3. UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund) www.unicef.org.uk
4. Peruano Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH) http://www.cayetano.edu.pe/cayetano/es/nutricion
5. Centro Nacional de Alimentacion y Nutricion (CENAN), National Center for Food and Nutrition, http://www.portal.ins.gob.pe/en/cenan
? DEPRYDAN, Direccion ejecutiva de prevencion de riesgo y daño nutricional, Executive management of risk prevention and nutritional damage
? DEVAN, Direccion ejecutiva de Vigilancia Alimentaria, Executive Directorate of Food Surveillance
6. World Food Programme in Peru (WFP), https://es.wfp.org/
7. PRISMA http://www.prisma.org.pe/
8. Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), National Agrarian University La Molina,
http://www.lamolina.edu.pe/facultad/Zootecnia/dnutricion/

Marisol presented at each organization and visited the Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, and the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC) twice, where she presented a final report. Marisol disseminated the work of the Nutritional Epidemiology Group (NEG), particularly she did a demonstration of my food24 (www.myfood24.org), and the project DIETary Assessment Tools NETwork (DIET@NET) demonstrating the Nutritools website features (www.nutritools.org).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description University of Sheffield - myfood24 demo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Asked to demo myfood24 to colleagues in Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Southampton. Studying diet and chronic disease risk. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to colleagues in Southampton. Requests for further collaboration using myfood24 have arisen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University of Wageningen, Netherlands. Future of measuring diet. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture on international course in Wageningen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WUN meeting Washington USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of myfood24 to colleagues at WUN meeting

I have since obtained some further funding to develop a network of colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Wageningen Student visit 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 35 PG students from the University of Wageningen nutrition department visited the School of Food Science and Nutrition in Leeds. We presented our research work.

Links with Wageningen academics, particularly around professionalisation of nutritionists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Wellcome Trust 'Frontiers' Meeting: `Digital Phenotypes - Health research in the digital age'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was asked to prepare a 5-minute provocation during the session entitled "Digital phenotypes: Hype or Hope -Efficacy and practical applications", which was part of a strategic and closed meeting of the Wellcome Trust. My talk evoked a lot of discussion and further thoughts, and influenced the final document. I also made contact with a researcher from the Mayo Clinic with whom I am discussing a diet-related application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wheat health conference Turkey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at this meeting including how myfood24 could support improved data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Women at Leeds talk May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact To inspire female colleagues at the University of Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description YAWYA Wakefield 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public engagement activity - talk was broad but included mention of research projects.
'An apple a day keeps the doctor away: challenges in improving healthy eating'.
20 members of the public

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/yawya/events/25-04-2013.html
 
Description mHealth Habitat Show and Tell Open Session, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Open Session for mHealth - Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 14th May 2014

Interest from practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description myfood24 researcher workshop, Oct 2014 Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Trained local PG students and staff in using myfood24.

After the teaching session more people wanted to use the tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014