The S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition is the only center in Israel that provides dietary assessment services for research. Assessing dietary exposure in research is a growing challenge due to built-in errors. Errors stem from both inter- and intra- individual differences in dietary intake, along with errors related to the estimating of portion size and recipes.

The center's database in based on USDA data, with adaptation to Israeli products, provided by the Israeli Ministry of Health, Department of Nutrition. The Center collaborates with various research institutes and hospitals in Israel, including ICDC, Sheba medical Center, Shaarei Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University and Tel-Hai College. 

The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition provides the following paid research services for local and national users:

1.    New version of Israeli Food Frequency Questionnaire [FFQ] for long-term dietary assessment of children, adults and older adults. [i]

1a. Methods for using the questionnaire:

1..a.1 Hard copy [see attached]

1.1.2 Stand-alone version via personal computer

1.1.3 Internet version

1b. Traditional FFQ Outcomes:

1.b.1. Table of nutrients by participant [130 nutrients, see attached]

1.b.2 Table of intake of each FFQ 'line'

1.b.3 Food groups intake

1.b.4 Various versions of the Mediterranean score

1.b.5 Dietary scores requested by researchers

1.c. Non-traditional outcomes

1.c.1 Exposure to chemicals from foods [partial]

1.c.2 Environmental cost of foods [sustainability]

1.c.3 Food additives

1.c.4 Processed food assessment

1.c.5 Various food components can be added and estimated via our programs

2.    24h dietary recall- Assessing short-tem dietary intake in the last 24h[ii]

2.a Methods for using the questionnaire:

2.a.1 Interview based on USDA hard copy questionnaire

2.a.2 Smart phone photographs

2.b. Outcomes [In addition to the above]

2.b.1. Dietary intake by time

2.b.2 Detailed recipes

2.b.3 Data on unique populations [ethnic, disease-related]



[i] The new questionnaire is the product f fruitful collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Department of Nutrition and Food Services and is based on MABAT the National Nutrition and Health Survey

[ii] Based on USDA method and database with modifications

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