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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

AMPM - USDA Automated Multiple-Pass Method
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What is AMPM?
Features of AMPM
Information Collected by AMPM
AMPM Applications
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What is AMPM?

  • Computerized method for collecting interviewer-administered 24-hour dietary recalls either in person or by telephone.
  • Research-based, multiple-pass approach employing 5 steps designed to enhance complete and accurate food recall and reduce respondent burden.
  • Method used in What We Eat in America, the dietary interview component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and other research studies.

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Last Modified: 10/2/2014