Series

UK Data Service series record for:

National Diet and Nutrition Survey

Series abstract

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) programme was initially established in 1992. The initial phase included four cross-sectional surveys which covered separate age groups: children aged 1.5 years to 4.5 years in 1992-1993; young people aged 4 to 18 years in 1997; people aged 65 years and over in 1994-1996 and adults aged 19 to 64 years in 2000-2001. Responsibility for the programme transferred to the Food Standards Agency in 2000. From 2008, a new continuous NDNS cross-sectional survey started. The rolling programme will provide detailed food consumption data essential to support risk assessments for food chemicals and will also benefit a wide range of government activities related to diet and health.

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FAQ

What is the NDNS?

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Which years of the NDNS are available?

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Related studies:

  Schoolchildren's Dietary Survey, 1983 (SN 2657)
  Dietary and Nutritional Survey of British Adults, 1986-1987 (SN 2836)
  Infant Feeding in Asian Families, 1994-1996; Waves 1-5 (SN 3759)
  Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey, 2003-2005 (SN 5808)
  Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children, 2011 (SN 7263)

Related case studies:

Vitamin D insufficiency in children

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