For 24-hour recalls or food records collected using the U.S. version of the ASA24-2016 system, Researchers can select an optional module to allow for the generation of a Respondent Nutrition Report (see example [PDF - 194 KB]). This Report provides information to Respondents regarding how their intake on the reporting day(s) compares to U.S. dietary guidance and nutrient requirements. Note that at this time, the Respondent Nutrition Report is available in English and Spanish for 24-hour recalls; however, for food records, it is only currently available in English. We hope to make this available in Spanish in the future, but do not have the funds needed to do so at this time.
When this optional module is selected by Researchers, for their 24-hour recall or food report, Respondents are asked their age and sex, and if female, if they are pregnant or lactating. For 24-hour recalls, the ASA24 system later presents Respondents with a Nutrition Report. The Respondent Nutrition Report provided to Respondents is also available to Researchers on the Researcher website. For food records, Researchers can choose to provide the report to the Respondent after obtaining it from the Researcher website. Note that the Respondent Nutrition Report will only be generated if the Respondent provides their age, sex and pregnancy/lactation status.
For clinicians and other users working on an individual level to counsel patients or provide nutrition education, note that the nutrient database assumes added salt in the cooking of vegetables and meat. This may result in sodium values in the data files and Respondent Nutrition Report that are higher than expected for those who do not cook with salt. If sodium values appear elevated, clinicians using ASA24 should discuss cooking methods and food sources with patients for whom sodium intake is a concern to estimate true sodium intake in that individual. For more information on sodium in the ASA24 system, see Frequently Asked Questions.
The Respondent Nutrition Report option is also available for viewing within the ASA24 demonstration site after the user completes the process of entering a 24-hour recall.
Note: The Respondent Website does not provide any direct feedback to Respondents for earlier versions of the ASA24 system. Instead, Researchers can obtain analysis files from the Researcher Website and contact Respondents with any findings they choose to share.
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