Dietary Assessment Methods workshop

Date: 30 September 2015
Venue: Nutrition Society offices, London

The workshop brings together current knowledge and practice on dietary assessment methods, with a particular focus on choosing correct assessment techniques for optimising dietary intake data measurement. The practical, guided session enables delegates to trial computational analysis of dietary data parallel to one-to-one drop-in discussions with experts in the field.

REGISTRATION OPEN: click here to book

Fee includes provision of lunch, refreshments and training materials.

How will you benefit from attending the workshop?


  • Select appropriate dietary assessment methods to address research aims
  • Understand how to minimise data collection error whilst estimating portion sizes 
  • Understand limitations about food composition databases
  • Learn about new approaches in dietary assessment methods 
  • Familiarise themselves with energy adjustment in nutrition surveys 
  • Appreciate the application of dietary pattern methodology in nutrition surveys

The full programme can be viewed here, or you can download a printable PDF here.

This course is endorsed for CPD by the Association for Nutrition (AfN)

This workshop has received Association for Nutrition (AfN) CPD Endorsement.


Who should attend the workshop?
PhD students, post-docs and researchers with prior knowledge of dietary assessment, eg. at undergraduate level. Practical sessions will enable delegates to participate in group discussions and case study analysis.  Delegates will have the opportunity to attend one-to-one sessions with the speakers, allowing specific questions to be addressed. 

Pre-workshop reading material will be sent out two weeks prior to the workshop.

Comments from previous delegates:
"Excellent course content"
"This was an excellent course, appropriate context, led by established researchers would highly recommend"
"Good grounding to dietary assessment" 

Accurate reporting of food intake can be challenging and there are many factors that contribute, not least, the method by which the intake is recorded. In this free to access article, published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Phyllis Stumbo from the University of Iowa explains the history of dietary assessment and reviews digital methods in improving food record accuracy.

How to register

Registration fees and how to register are available here

If you have any queries or for further information, please contact Hajnal Zdravics, Training & Education Manager.

The Nutrition Society reserves the right to cancel the workshop.