USAID Advancing Nutrition
USAID Advancing Nutrition
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Evaluations and Research | Technical Guidance

Some large-scale surveys use a multiple pass inquiry to collect 24-hour food consumption data and estimate minimum dietary diversity (MDD) and other indicators among children 6 to 23 months of age. While the multiple pass approach may ensure a comprehensive recording of intake, a simpler list-based method may be cheaper and faster to administer. The purpose of this methodological brief is to report findings from an analysis of information gained during subsequent passes from studies in Cambodia and Zambia, with specific comparisons of MDD estimation, where enumerators applied the multiple pass recall method the day following an observation of intake.