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Research Call

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DAFM Award

DAFM National Call 2013 13/F/424 UCD (UCC) €397,024

Project Title:

Development of online dietary assessment tool

Project Coordinator:

Dr Eileen Gibney

Project Abstract

This project aims to develop, validate and test an online 24 hour dietary recall tool that will ensure Ireland remains at the forefront of dietary intake collection within Europe. It will follow guidelines set by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and will ensure Ireland future involvement in collaborative programmes such as Joint Programme Initiative (JPI). Once validated this project will undertake a proof of principle study, to ascertain its potential use in future national nutritional surveys. This project builds on existing work and expertise within the research team utilising results and expertise from projects such as NANS ( and Food4me ( It will develop technologies to support Ireland’s involvement in future European research meeting the requirements of JPI and EFSA. Finally it recognises the economical potential of the proposed tool and aims to investigate and develop this within this project.

Final Report: