Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment
The Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment (TADA™) system represents an innovative approach for conducting dietary assessment among individuals across the lifespan. The innovations to highlight are scale, food identification, portion size accuracy, and ease of use. The TADA system provides rich contextual information beyond food and beverage intakes (e.g., time stamps, GPS). Responses from the majority of users have supported the app as being user friendly and low burden. Research efforts using the TADA™ system typically have had retention rates ranging from the high 80s to 100%. The TADA™ system integrates data collected using the mobile food record (mFR™) app with a secure cloud-based server for data analysis and storage. The mFR™ app supports both iOS and Android devices.