NEEDNT Food Intake Assessment Study
Otago University researchers have developed a questionnaire to assess people’s intake of certain high calorie or NEEDNT foods that tend to promote weight gain & poor health when eaten habitually.
We are seeking 60 people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above, to complete this questionnaire taking approximately 15 minutes. You will also be asked to keep a record of what you eat for 7 days so we can assess whether the questionnaire measures NEEDNT (Non Essential Energy Dense Nutrient deficient) food intake accurately.
In return for participating in the study, you have the option of having a free one-on-one consult with a final year Student Dietitian to explain your results, assist you with weight loss after the study period and learn about how much ‘treat’ food you can actually eat.
Healthy volunteers included
- 18-65 years of age
- BMI of 30 or above
- Have NOT lost a large amount of weight in the last 6 months