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Female questionnaire

How many days of the week do you eat breakfast? *


Every day
5-6 days a week
3-4 days a week
1-2 days a week
Never
How many portions of milk and dairy foods (yogurt and cheese) do
you eat or drink each day? *
0-1 portions a day
2-3 portions a day
4 or more portions a day
In answering this question please use the guidelines below.
1 portion =

200ml semi-skimmed milk

1 small pot yogurt (125g)

30g-40g /1 oz cheese

How often do you eat processed meat or chicken products, eg meat


pies, pastries, sausages, chicken nuggets each week? *
Every day

5-6 days a week


3-4 days a week
1-2 days a week
Rarely
How many portions of fruit and vegetables (excluding potatoes)
would you normally eat each day? *
0-2 portions a day
3-4 portions a day
5 or more portions day
In answering this question please use the guidelines below.
1 portion =

1 slice of large fruit, eg melon, pineapple

1 medium sized fruit, eg a pear or a banana

2 small fruits, eg kiwis, mandarins or plums

1 cup of very small fruit, eg grapes or strawberries

1 glass of fruit juice (fruit juice can be counted as only one portion each
day)

3 tablespoons of cooked vegetables

1 dessert bowl of salad

How many portions of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy
foods do you eat each day? *
Less than 6 portions a day

6-9 portions a day


10-12 portions a day
12 or more portions a day
In answering this question please use the guidelines below.
1 portion =

1 slice of bread/toast

3 tablespoons of breakfast cereal or 1 breakfast biscuit of Weetabix,


Shredded Wheat

1 medium sized boiled potato

medium baked potato

2 tablespoons of boiled rice

3 tablespoons of cooked pasta

How many portions from the meat, fish and alternatives, such as
eggs, beans and other pulses, do you eat each day? *
1 portion or less a day
2 portions a day
3 or more portions a day
In answering this question please use the guidelines below.
1 portion =

2 eggs

7 tablespoons cooked pulses, lentils, dahl or baked beans

115g quorn (equivalent to burger/ 2 sausages)

85g-115g/3-4oz chicken (if eaten)

115g-140g/4-5oz fish (equivalent to 1medium fillet white fish or a medium


sized salmon steak)

Dont include processed meat products in your answer.

How many high fat, high sugar snacks would you eat in a week such
as cakes, biscuits, crisps, chocolate bars, sweets? *
Every day
4-5 days a week
2-3 days a week
Once a week
How often would you eat a takeaway meal? *
Rarely
Once a fortnight
Once a week
2-3 times a week
Every day

1. How important is it to you to eat healthy?


Very important

Somewhat important

Not that important

Not at all important

Other (please specify)

2. What does eating healthy mean to you? (Check all that apply)
Low calorie foods

Low carbs

Low fat

Low sodium

Low sugar

Eating fresh

Well-balanced

Organic foods

Natural foods

Whole grains

Other (please specify)

3. During the last 6 months, would you say youre eating healthier than before?
Definitely healthier

A little healthier

Unchanged

Less healthy

Other (please specify)

4. How easy/difficult is it for you to get your 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables as
recommended by the USDA?
Easy

Fairly easy

Somewhat difficult

Very difficult

Other (please specify)

5. During the last 30 days, how often did you get your 5 daily servings of fruits and
vegetables?
Just about every day

Most of the time

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

6. Check which of these you think constitutes a serving of fruits or vegetables.


fruit or vegetable juice

vegetable side dish

side salad

entre salad

whole fruit or vegetable

fruit smoothie

vegetable soup

fruit dessert (apple pie, strawberry shortcake, cobbler)

vitamin or supplement

Other (please specify)

7. Where do you usually consume fruits and/or vegetables?


Always at home

Mostly at home

About equally, home and at work

Mostly at home, some dining out

About equally, home and when dining out

Mostly when dining out

Other (please specify)

8. Do you try to eat healthy when dining out?


Almost always

Usually

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Other (please specify)

9. Do you usually get a salad (entre or side) when dining out?


Almost always

Usually

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

10. When dining out, or at the supermarket, do you usually make use of the salad bar (if
one is available)?
Almost always

Usually

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Other (please specify)

11. How easy/difficult is it to get your children to eat their vegetables?


Easy

Somewhat easy

Somewhat difficult

Very difficult

N/A (dont have children at home)

Other (please specify)

12. How often do you have a fruit smoothie?


Very often

Occasionally

Rarely

Never

13. Whats your favorite way to get a serving of fruit?


Whole fresh fruit

Fruit salad

Smoothie

Fruit dessert

Dried fruit

Frozen fruit

Canned or jarred fruit

Packaged fruit cup

Other (please specify)

14. Do you read nutrition information materials provided by restaurants?


Almost always

Usually

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Other (please specify)

15. Do you read the Nutrition Facts labels on grocery items?


Almost always

Usually

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Other (please specify)

16. Do you do any research on your own (magazines, Internet) on the nutritional value
of foods, food brands and restaurant menus?
Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Other (please specify)

17. Have you made a conscious effort to try to eat local more often by buying from
farmers markets, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, or locally-grown
foods in the supermarket?
Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Other (please specify)

18. Gender
Male

Female

19. Age
Under 18

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66-75

75+

Prefer not to answer