Foods that we eat and their relationship to health

Tag: CANDAT Technical

  • SPSS or SAS or PSPP or … and CANDAT

    SPSS, SAS ¬†(or other good statistical packages) is used to process Candat calculations into results for your scientific report. At its most detailed Candat will produce data files consisting of: Subject code Date Day of Week code (0-6, where 0 is Sunday) Food Group code Meal code Food code Food description Nutrient variables (Weight of…

  • Folate and Vitamin A and other nutrients in CNF 2010

    The most recent version of the Canadian Food File (CNF) deals with Folate and Vitamin A differently. Please read the User guide (a free download with the trial version of CANDAT10) to get an understanding of the logic behind the changes. Once you have done this simply run a Food Profile within CANDAT and look…

  • Food Profile Utility

    This utility¬† has been extracted from the more general CANDAT and shares features with it. Familiarity with this utility will prepare your entry into the other features of CANDAT. CANDAT is consistent and intuitive in its usage. You need a bit of familiarity with some keystrokes: Esc Chooses the last choice of a menu or…

  • View food and meal descriptions by pressing “F1” over the code

    When reviewing data input it is now possible to see the descriptions of the food and the meal codes that have been entered. Pressing the “F1” key at the top left of the keyboard will show the description for about 2 seconds. If that is too long for you simply press another key. A quick…

  • How can I identify when and where my subjects ate their food?

    The researcher can enter meal codes from 1 to 999. A typical way of using these codes is to set 1 to 9 as the first digit, 0 to 9 as the second digit and 0 to 9 as the third digit. For instance this could make 100 breakfast, 110 breakfast away, 111 breakfast at…

  • How do I know that all the foods in my study fall into my defined food groups?

    In Task 300 you can create a table of unique food codes that appear in your subject file. Candat will go through all of your selected subjects and store the unique codes found in a table of your choosing. Once done you can go to task 210, the food groups definition task and choose the…

  • Food Files

    CANDAT uses as its Master file the Canadian Food file. This Master file is included with CANDAT. CANDAT can also accommodate a second or alternate Master food file (such as the USDA Handbook #8 file). Food code: The code structure used is identical to that used by the Canadian food file. An extra zero has…