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Tool Information: FFQ (4-5 years old)

Full Nutrient, Food Groups Usual; Retrospective 1 Year Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a paper-based, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire, which includes up to 105 food items. The questionnaire was developed to assess the usual daily intake of foods and nutrients in children aged 4 to 5 years old 6 months before the interview. This tool has been validated once in 2016.

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Special Considerations

This questionnaire is derived from an adult version of the questionnaire that has been previously validated among mothers of the children, and modified to include foods and portion sizes appropriate for children aged 4–5 years. The adult questionnaire is included on the Nutritools website and was a modified version from a previous FFQ based on a Harvard questionnaire. The specific food items included in the food groups were representative of the Spanish Diet.

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Software Required

Not reported

Training Required

No. Instructions are provided on the questionnaire

Instructions on use

Available upon request (in Spanish)

Administration Method

Recommend interview-administered questionnaire by Nutritionist. Alternatively by proxy: parents or care-givers with instructions and illustrative examples

Data Analysis

Instructions on how the dietary data was analyzed can be found in the publication. The software used was MACRODIETA.

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Vioque 2016 24hr Recall Children Both 30 Healthy Children enrolled in the Spanish Childhood and Environment Project of Valencia (INMA study)
Biomarkers Children Both 8
  • T141 - Vioque, 2016 children4years FileType: pdf, Download Number of downloads: 0

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