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Assessing the Target  Population’s Nutritional Status Chapter 3
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Assessing the Target Population Factors that influence dietary habits, values,  attitudes, and beliefs Plan for collecting data Types of data that might be gathered consider
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Chapter 2 – outer layers Chapter 3 – inner layers
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The Plan 1 st   review the purpose, goals, and  objectives of the needs assessment 2 nd   develop a set of questions that can  assess the target population’s nutritional  problem, how it developed, and/or factors  that influence it 3 rd   Choose a method for obtaining answers  to these questions
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Types of Data to Collect Individual lifestyle factors Dietary patterns Working conditions Social networks
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Methods of Obtaining Data About  the Target Population Survey Screening Focus groups Interview with key informants Direct assessment of nutritional status
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Survey A systematic study of a cross section of 
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