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Tool Information: School-Based Nutrition Monitoring (SBNM) questionnaire

Food Groups Retrospective; Usual Day/Week Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is used by the School-Based Nutrition Monitoring (SBNM) Project funded by the CDC and USDA. The aim of the project was to design, develop, and evaluate the psychometric properties of surveillance tools to be used in elementary, middle, and high schools. The tool was specifically developed to assess nutrition-related behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge and some physical activity behaviors for children at middle and high school levels. The tool was validated in 2003.

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Special Considerations

The investigators selected and/or adapted items from a variety of references and survey instruments to form the questions. Questions were modified for each grade level with consideration for reading level and cognitive ability.

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Software Required

Not reported

Training Required

Interviewers need to be trained and certified

Instructions on use

Instructions for the participants were provided

Administration Method

Interviewer adminstered

Data Analysis

Instructions on how to use the dietary assessment tool can be found in the publications

Author Year Comparator Lifestage Sex Number of Nutrients Validated Mean Difference Variance Measured info Correlation Coefficients Percentage Agreement Limits of Agreement Special Considerations Action
Hoelscher 2003 24hr Recall Adolescents (8th graders) Both 0 Eighth grade students in middle schools from central Texas were used. 38%, 41% and 17% were white, Hispanic and African American