Nutritional status of a group of people or individual can be assessed by mainly 3 methods:
- Weighing of raw food – All the food that is going to be cooked is weighed. This is more widely pracitsed.
- Weighing of cooked food – Cooked food in weighed before eating. This is less acceptable by people
- Oral questionnaire method – The person is asked to list the food items taken during the last 24 or 48 hours. This can provide good results if done properly.