Hungarian national food consumption survey on adults
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The Hungarian national food consumption survey on adults (including adolescents and elderly) was conducted between 2018‐2020 according to the EFSA EU MENU methodology.Valid data was collected from a total of 1585 participants(overall response rate 67%)528 adolescents aged from 10 to 17 years old (response rate 68% among female and 75% among male population), 529 adults aged from 18 to 64 years old (response rate 64% among female and 61% among male population) and 528 elderly aged from 65 to 74 years old (response rate 62% among female and 73% among male population). The sampling frame for the survey was the nationally representative sample of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office used for the implementation of Household Budget Survey in Hungary. Survey participants wererandomly selected by usinga stratified sampling method. Participants were asked to provide information on their food consumption for two non‐consecutive days, with at least 10 days interval. To collect the information, computer assisted telephone and personal recall interviews were carried out. Recall interviews were complemented with questionnaires. Fieldwork was executed by contracted dietitians, by using dietary software which was updated according to the methodology. National protocols and relating training materials were prepared to assist the interviewer's work. Prior to the nationwide data collection, a pilot study was implemented to test the feasibility of the documents and the dietary software. The Hungarian survey extended to all regions of the country, covered four seasons and all days of the week. Dietary pattern of the whole year was represented, including the periodically consumed foods as well, paying attention to the seasonal fruits, vegetables and holiday seasons.