Data on food consumption and nutrient intake are determined using dietary assessment and biochemical methods. To better assess the nutritional value of the food consumed by individuals and populations, food consumption data needs to be up-to-date, accurate and reliable.
Good quality food consumption data can provide insights as to what a population is consuming, as well as changes to its food supply.
This symposium aimed to:
- Discuss current development and process for improving and expanding the Food Composition Databases in SE Asia Region
- Share experiences, development and international best practice in dietary assessment methodology
- Update on the latest findings from food consumption survey data in selected SE Asia countries
- Discuss gaps, barriers and opportunities in the collection, analysis and interpretation of food consumption survey data in SEAsia
The program is available here.
SPEAKERS AND CHAIRPERSONS’ PROFILE
The profiles of the chairpersons and speakers are available here.
For a brief overview of what our speakers have shared in their presentations, the abstracts are available here.
Improving and Expanding Food Composition Databases in ASEAN – Recent Initiative and Approaches
Dr. E-Siong Tee, ILSI SEA Region, Malaysia
US NHANES Dietary Data - Collection, Release, Analytical Considerations, and Uses
Mr. Clifford Johnson, Former Director of National Center for Health Statistic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Review and Evaluation of Latest Technologies in Food Consumption Surveys – Australia Experience
Dr. Malcolm Riley, CSIRO Food and Nutrition Flagship, Australia
Biomarkers for Assessment of Food and Nutrient Intakes
Prof. Choon Nam Ong, NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Key Findings of Recent Food Consumption and Nutrition Surveys in ASEAN - Indonesia
Dr. Astuti Lamid, National Institute of Health, Research & Development, Ministry of Health, Indonesia
Key Findings of Recent Food Consumption and Nutrition Surveys in ASEAN - Thailand
Dr. Nipa Rojroongwasinkul, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
Key Findings of Recent Food Consumption and Nutrition Surveys in ASEAN – Malaysia
Mr. Mohamad Hasnan Ahmad, Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Philippines Case Study Identifying Sources of Sodium Among Filipinos Aged 19 – 50 Years: Process and Challenges
Dr. Sofia Amarra, ILSI SEA Region, Singapore
The Summary Report can be downloaded HERE.