The SCG FFQ is a research instrument designed to estimate daily intake of a wide range of nutrients in large scale epidemiological studies in adults in the UK.

It has been developed in Aberdeen, Dundee and Cambridge from the diet questionnaire used in the Scottish Heart Health Study and MONICA study.


  • is designed to estimate habitual diet over the previous 2-3 months or other specified period (e.g. prior to disease diagnosis or pregnancy).
  • is completed by the subject, ideally at home, either as a paper copy or online.
  • includes up to 175 commonly-eaten types of food or drink grouped into 19 selections.
  • is semi-quantitative, i.e. respondents estimate the amount of each food they have as well as how often they have it. 


    Advanced Course in Dietary Assessment Methods

    13th - 15th May 2014

    The course is designed for researchers, dietetic and nutritional practitioners and those who would like to further their training in dietary assessment methods. 


    Also introducing:


    Introductory Course in Dietary Assessment Methods

    King's College, Aberdeen

    12th May 2014


      Both courses have been developed and run by the University         of  Aberdeen dietary assessment team who are a group with a wide range of experience including staff from the Public Health Nutrition Research Group, the Musculoskeletal Research Group and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health.



          Advanced Course endorsed for CPD by the Association for Nutrition

    Both courses endorsed for CPD by the British Dietetics Association

    For further information visit the acdam homepage