Seven new elements have joined the PEN-3S research project team. These nutritionists and dietitians, among other shared responsibilities, will be conducting face-to-face computer assisted interviews throughout the country in the North, Centre, Lisbon, Alentejo and Algarve regions (as defined by NUTS II regions) as well as in the Azores and Madeira.
Through 7-9 September the whole PEN-3S team gathered for training in the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Institute. The schedule for the first day included Welcoming and Greeting the newest team members as well as officially introducing the research team, the project and the institute itself. Training followed with literature revision techniques, best practices for conducting interviews and collecting anthropometry data as well as intensive training regarding general data collection and the use of the project software. In the last afternoon there was also time for sharing experiences and defining strategies for the months to come.