Food amount reporting booklets that depict actual foods or abstract shapes and figures in various sizes are commonly used in recall collection. These are particularly useful when collecting recalls over the telephone because they may be readily sent through the mail and kept by the phone for use during the interview.
Below are booklets NCC has found well suited for use in the collection of dietary recalls. You may reproduce these booklets for use in your study. Note that the interviewer copy includes specific amount measure labels on each picture as well as conversion guides.
Important note: To retain scale save a pdf copy of the booklet and print on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, 1 page per sheet of paper. Also, make sure you choose print settings that ensure the document is printed to actual size/scale. To make sure the booklet was printed to scale, measure the circles on page 2 of the Food Amount Booklet booklet or page 12 of the Food Measurement Aids for Infants and Toddlers to confirm they match the measurements specified on that page of the interviewer copy of the booklet or the Food Measurement Aids for Infants and Toddlers Conversion Guide.
*We recommend using this version of the FAB interviewer copy if you are using NDSR 2013 or a subsequent version of the program.
**This booklet is from Anater AS, Catellier DJ, Levine BA, Krotki KP, Jacquier EF, Eldridge AL, Bronstein KE, Harnack LJ, Lorenzana Peasley JM, Lutes AC. The Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) 2016: study design and methods. J Nutr 2018;148:1516S–24S..