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Tool Information: Day in the Life Questionnaire (DILQ)

Food Groups Retrospective 1 Day 24 Hour Recall No


This tool is a paper based 24-hour recall, which includes 17 questions. The tool was developed as a supervised classroom exercise to assess one aspect of children's diet: the number of servings of fruit and vegetables consumed in the previous 24 hours. The tool was validated in 2002.

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Special Considerations

There is a small fee to use the tool. The questionnaire’s language and presentation is designed for 7-9 year olds. The questionnaire is very pictorial and interactive, e.g. children can add drawings or colour in, as well as recording dietary data.

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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
Edmunds 2002 Direct Observation Children Both 0 Population represented different school environments and socio-economic catchment areas (2 primary schools were city-based and 2 were village-based)