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Improving the Assessment of Diet in the National Children’s Study: The Battle Between Technological Advancements and Old Habits

Siega-Riz, Anna Maria PhD, RD

doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e31825744e7
Nutrition Assessment

Insight into US children’s diets

Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, RD, is professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and is a National Children’s Study Coprincipal Investigator for both Durham County and the National Children’s Study North Carolina Study Center. In addition to her work with the study, she serves as the associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Gillings School; leads the Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology training program; and is a faculty fellow at University of North Carolina’s Carolina Population Center.

This manuscript was written as part of the National Children’s Study, supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and funded, through its appropriation, by the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health. The work was supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (contracts numbers HHSN275000503413C, HHSN267200700049C, and HHSN275200800029C).

The views expressed in this article are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the position of the National Children’s Study, the National Institutes of Health, or the Department of Health and Human Services.

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Correspondence: Anna Maria Siega-Riz, PhD, RD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition, CB #7435 2105A McGavran-Greenberg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (am_siegariz@unc.edu).

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