The original term was used by a sub-committee of the League of Nations (1932) referring to a set of medical tasks to determine the nutritional status of a population (Gibson, 2005). After 1976 (Bistrian & Blackburn et al), it became a standardized, hospital-based set of tools to predict nutrition and health outcomes in individual patients with post-operative complications, trauma or malnutrition.
In 1996, Theresa Schneider RD decided to take assessment tools out of the hospital to assess the health of athletes, those with chronic diseases and corporate executives. Today a nutrition assessment includes computerized food intake analysis, clinical nutrition body composition assessment (bioelectrical impedance), laboratory blood test results if applicable, nutrigenomix, anthropometrics, review of medications, lifestyle and fitness indicators. Whether your goal is to improve your athletic performance, or you want to make a nutrition lifestyle choice or you want to better manage your medical condition nutritionassessment.com can help you succeed.
Gibson, Rosalind, S., Principles of Nutritional Assessment, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005.
Bistrian BR, Blackburn BR, et al. Prevalence of Malnutrition in General Medical Patients, Journal of the American Medical Association, 235:1567-1570.