Standard Evaluation Framework for dietary interventions

The SEF for dietary interventions aims to describe and explain the information that should be collected in any evaluation of an intervention that aims to improve dietary intake or associated behaviour. It is aimed at interventions that work at individual or group level, not at population level. It provides detailed specific guidance on the following areas:

  1. How to identify appropriate dietary outcomes for evaluating different types of intervention.
  2. How to define suitable measures for different types of dietary outcome.
  3. How to approach the challenges of assessing and measuring dietary intake and diet-related behaviour.

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Measurement of diet and physical activity behaviours presents considerable challenges to evaluators. NOO has produced guidance on measuring diet and physical activity.