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Tool Information: FFQ (Energy intake, 4-6 year olds)

Energy Usual; Retrospective 4 weeks Food Frequency Questionnaire No


This tool is a semi-quantitative, self administered food frequency questionnaire consisting of 71 food items. The tool was designed to validate the FFQ in terms of energy intake in young children against the doubly labelled water method as reference.

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Special Considerations

A two-step selection procedure was implemented consisting of calculating the percentage contribution of each food group to the energy intake, and adding food groups that contributed to more variation in energy intake. This enabled the selection of food groups relevant to the energy intake of children.

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Software Required

The Netherlands Food Composition Table NEVO 2001

Training Required

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Instructions on use

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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
Dutman 2010 Doubly labelled water Children (4-6 years) Both 1 Subjects were recruited through advertising at schools and day care centres