Duplicaatvoedingsonderzoek bij kinderen 2014: eerste resultaten

Translated title of the contribution: Duplicate diet study in children 2014: first results

E.C. Wilson-van den Hooven, M. Alewijn, H.J. van den Top, D.L. van der A, A.M. Roos, J.J.M.M. Drijvers, Z. Etemad, M.C. Ocké

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This report describes the consumption of children who participated in a
duplicate diet study. Furthermore it provides additional information on
the collected duplicate diets, for example if a child had followed a
specific diet. Duplicate diet studies are conducted periodically since 1976
in the Netherlands and provide the opportunity to monitor the quantities
of certain substances people ingest daily over time (chemicals,
mycotoxins). Moreover, it can be assessed if these quantities remain
within the safety limits.
This duplicate diet study was conducted during the spring and autumn of
2014 by RIVM and RIKILT and was commissioned by the Dutch Food and
Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). Parents/ carers of 126
children aged 2 to 6 years in the region of Wageningen participated in
the study. They collected duplicate portions (duplicate diet) of all foods
and beverages their child consumed over a 24-hour period. They also
kept food diaries to record what the child had consumed during the day.
The duplicate diets were processed into freeze-dried samples and stored
The results of this study showed that for many children less duplicate
diet was collected than what they probably consumed. This should be
taken into account when interpreting the results of dietary exposure to
harmful substances.
Translated title of the contributionDuplicate diet study in children 2014: first results
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationBilthoven
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameRIVM Briefrapport


  • food consumption
  • noxious substances
  • nutrition and health
  • food safety
  • children
  • child health
  • contaminants
  • nutrition research


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