Nutritional Epidemiology I

Summary: definition and applications of nutritional epidemiology. Use of epidemiological methods to investigate the role of food and nutrition in health and disease processes. Methods employed in nutritional epidemiology to investigate the nutritional status of population groups. Anthropometry: standardization and technical error of measurement. Nutritional diagnosis in populations. Indicators applied to specific nutritional disorders. Methodologies of body composition studies in populations. Validity and reliability of the methods. Nutritional monitoring and surveillance.