Questionnaires

The children's questionnaire is designed for children aged 3 to 11 years and is completed by the parent. A version of the children's questionnaire is available for young people (aged 12 to 17 years) with additional foods e.g. coffee and alcoholic drinks. This is completed by the children themselves. A version of the adult's questionnaire exists where a portion size is provided and the frequency is estimated (commonly used for older adults).

The questionnaire can be completed online or as a paper copy. The online version asks the participant to login before completing the questionnaire. The layout in both versions of the questionnaires is identical.

Samples of the SCG FFQ can be viewed here

Adults

Children

The full questionnaire covers the following food groups:

Bread

Meats

Chocolates, Sweets, Nuts and Crisps

Breakfast cereals

Fish

Biscuits

Bread

Potatoes, Rice and Pasta

Cakes

Milk

Savoury foods, Soups and Sauces

Spreads and Sugar

Cream and yogurt

Vegetables

Beverages and Soft Drinks

Cheese

Fruit

Alcoholic Drinks*

Eggs

Puddings

* not included in the  younger children’s questionnaire

Open questions are included to capture type of spread and oil used and for additional foods not listed in the questionnaire. Vitamin, Mineral and Food Supplements are also listed.