For 24-hour recalls collected using the U.S. version of the ASA24-2016 system, Researchers can select an optional module to allow Respondents to receive a Respondent Nutrition Report (see example [PDF - 194 KB]). This Report provides information to Respondents regarding how their intake on a single reporting day compares to U.S. dietary guidance and nutrient requirements. Development of a Respondent Nutrition Report for food records collected using ASA24-2016 is under development.
When this optional module is selected by Researchers, after they have completed their 24-hour recall, Respondents will be asked if they would like to obtain a Nutrition Report about that day. Respondents who answer affirmatively are asked their age and sex, and if female, if they are pregnant or lactating. The ASA24 system then presents Respondents with a Nutrition Report. The Respondent Nutrition Report provided to Respondents is also available to Researchers on the Researcher website.
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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