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Tool Information: Food Intake Questionnaire (FIQ)

Food Groups Retrospective 1 Day Food Checklist No


This tool is a web-based food checklist. The food checklist was developed to investigate the dietary habits of large number of adolescents in order for school staff and health educators a means of monitoring changes in diet. The tool measures the consumption of specific food eaten on the previous day and relates only to Monday to Thursday. This tool has been validated once in 2001.

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Dr Lynne Boddy ( or Dr Julie Abayomi (

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Special Considerations

The questionnaire does not measure nutrient intake, it only records whether or not a specific food was consumed. An updated version has been used by a research team at Swansea University, however it is unsure if this has been validated.

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Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Johnson 2001 Estimated Food Diary Adolescents Both 0 Participants were involved in a school-based nutrition education programme in a secondary school.