sidebar back



Concurrent Session: Food and Nutrition Surveillance Activities - 2015 CCHS Nutrition and More

Friday, May 6, 2016
3:30pm - 4:45pm


Tweet Bookmark

The purpose of this session is to provide an update on two key survey vehicles that support Health Portfolio policy and program work (2015 CCHS Nutrition and the CHMS) and to address relevant survey related issues from the research community, who are key users of food and nutrition data.

This presentation will provide an overview of the 2015 CCHS Nutrition focus and the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS). 2015 CCHS Nutrition data will be released at the end of 2016. and The data set and data products will help inform programs, policies and activities of the federal and provincial governments. Specific changes to the survey between 2004 CCHS cycle 2.2 and the 2015 CCHS Nutrition will be highlighted, including new content, accuracy of reporting, sample size, data limitations, improvements, response rates, data file structure, changes in methodology that would affect comparability, and accessing the data. For CHMS, the focus will be on nutrition related biomarkers and what is needed to interpret these data results. Analysis plans to move policy forward and development /availability of training for the appropriate use of these data will be shared for both surveys. The relation between CCHS Nutrition and CHMS as it relates to dietary assessment analyses and biomarkers will be explored, as well as the future of food and nutrition surveillance data needs.

What to expect from the 2015 CCHS – Nutrition
Didier Garriguet

This presentation will highlight some of the opportunities, challenges and limitations using the upcoming Canadian Community Health Survey - Nutrition. Emphasis will be on comparing the 2015 data to the previous 2004 Nutrition survey. An overview of past and new tools for analysis will be presented. This will include a summary of the Software for Intake Distribution Estimation (SIDE - Iowa State University Method) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) method. Other nutrition analysis related topic such as Healthy Eating Index and underreporting will be highlighted. Finally, information about potential training opportunities will be provided.



Dr. Danielle Brulé

Director of the Bureau of Food Surveillance and Science Integration, Health Canada

Write your notes here: