Development of a UK online 24-h dietary assessment tool: Myfood24

Michelle C. Carter, Salwa A. Albar, Michelle A. Morris, Umme Z. Mulla, Neil Hancock, Charlotte E. Evans, Nisreen A. Alwan, Darren C. Greenwood, Laura J. Hardie, Gary S. Frost, Petra A. Wark, Janet E. Cade

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    Assessment of diet in large epidemiological studies can be costly and time consuming. An automated dietary assessment system could potentially reduce researcher burden by automatically coding food records. myfood24 (Measure Your Food on One Day) an online 24-h dietary assessment tool (with the flexibility to be used for multiple 24 h-dietary recalls or as a food diary), has been developed for use in the UK population. Development of myfood24 was a multi-stage process. Focus groups conducted with three age groups, adolescents (11–18 years) (n = 28), adults (19–64 years) (n = 24) and older adults (=65 years) (n = 5) informed the development of the tool, and usability testing was conducted with beta (adolescents n = 14, adults n = 8, older adults n = 1) and live (adolescents n = 70, adults n = 20, older adults n = 4) versions. Median system usability scale (SUS) scores (measured on a scale of 0–100) in adolescents and adults were marginal for the beta version (adolescents median SUS = 66, interquartile range (IQR) = 20; adults median SUS = 68, IQR = 40) and good for the live version (adolescents median SUS = 73, IQR = 22; adults median SUS = 80, IQR = 25). Myfood24 is the first online 24-h dietary recall tool for use with different age groups in the UK. Usability testing indicates that myfood24 is suitable for use in UK adolescents and adults.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4016-4032
    Number of pages17
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2015


    • 24-h dietary recall
    • Dietary assessment
    • Nutrition assessment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science


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