Diet tracking system to inform public health in Malaysia

A new 十大靠谱网投平台 project will help to capture food consumption data with an aim to inform and enhance public health and nutrition policy in Malaysia.

Intake24 is an open-source online tool used for recording dietary intake information. The system was originally developed in the UK for Food Standards Scotland by human-computer interaction expert Patrick Olivier教授 and nutrition researcher Dr Emma Foster from 十大靠谱网投平台.

Traditional ways of dietary data collection for research relies on pen and paper based methods followed by interviewer-led surveys. These methods are resource intensive in terms of time, costs and burden on the participants.

奥利维尔教授, Director of 十大靠谱网投平台’s Action Lab, said Intake24 is a technology-based alternative to capture food consumption data from participants. The web-based dietary recall tool includes a comprehensive food list which is linked to food composition data and food portion size images.

The entire recording process takes around 20 minutes to complete, and the nutritional composition of the participant’s food consumption can be downloaded as soon as the data has been submitted.

“This project will develop Intake24 for use in Malaysia including translation to Malay, 普通话及泰米尔语, addition of foods to the database to cover the diverse range of ingredients and dishes consumed in the region, food photographs for portion size estimation of regional foods and links to food composition data,福斯特博士说.

Intake24马来西亚项目, led by 马来西亚十大靠谱网投平台 (MUM), is a collaboration between researchers from MUM, 十大靠谱网投平台’s Action Lab and experts from University of Cambridge’s MRC Epidemiology Unit.

Nutrition scientist and Project Lead Dr Amutha Ramadas from MUM said the country is experiencing an increasing trend in diet-related non-communicable diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases.

“The development of effective interventions for these conditions requires us to understand the diet of a specific population. Intake24 will allow for a more accurate capture of dietary data and help to better inform public health policies in Malaysia,拉马达斯博士说.

The researchers plan to develop Intake24 Malaysia by 2023 and start capturing participant data in Malaysia by 2024.

MUM Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Matthew Nicholson said Intake24 Malaysia will collect data to improve public health through better surveillance, as well as develop research measures and systems that compare the dietary intakes of Malaysians against the Malaysian Dietary Guidelines.

"这样做的时候, 马来西亚十大靠谱网投平台 will be establishing the foundation for future research in diet and nutrition in Malaysia and the region.”

Intake24 is currently used by the UK Department of Health in their National Diet and Nutrition Survey and has been adapted and developed for several other countries including the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Denmark, South Asia. 在澳大利亚, it will be used in the upcoming National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey in January 2023.

Patrick Olivier教授 from 十大靠谱网投平台 and community nutrition expert Dr Amutha Ramadas from 马来西亚十大靠谱网投平台 are available for interviews.

Action Lab, part of the 资讯科技学院 at 十大靠谱网投平台, is a cross-disciplinary research group whose mission is to undertake impactful digital innovation in partnership with communities and NGOs.

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