Day in the Life Questionnaire - Ages 7-9

The DILQ (7-9 years) is a 17-item self-completion questionnaire that measures fruit and vegetable consumption in the previous 24 hours. In addition to fruit consumption the DILQ includes a limited number of questions related to mode of travel to and from school and physical activity. The DILQ (9-11 years) is a modified version that contains 23 items.

Tool

Indicators
Population
Administration Method
Number of Questions
17
Creator(s) of Tool
Edmunds L, Ziebland S. Development and validation of the Day in the Life Questionnaire (DILQ) as a measure of fruit and vegetable questionnaire for 7–9 year olds. Health Educ Res. 2002; 7(2): 420–430.
Scoring / Benchmarking
1. Within each numbered question that asks about food or beverage intake, each new fruit, vegetable, or 100% juice that a student has listed should receive 1 point.

If a fruit, vegetable, or 100% juice is repeated within the same question (i.e. I ate 2 bananas), each food receives 1 point, for a total for 2 points. If two different foods have been listed (i.e. banana and orange), each food receives 1 point, for a total of 2 points.

* Note: Do not count French fries or potato chips as vegetables. * Note: Do not count juice that is not 100% fruit juice as fruit.

2. Any food recorded that is not a fruit, vegetable, or 100% fruit juice should be given a score of 0 points. Add all of the points to calculate the fruit and vegetable score for each student.

3. Once you have calculated a fruit and vegetable score for each student, calculate the class average.

See http://collaboratingclassrooms.ath.cx/content/files/eval/A_Day_in_the_Life_3nd-4th.pdf for additional instructions on scoring and administration as well as a sample scorecard.
Background / Quality
Validity and test-retest reliability is good. More reliable results are produced when the questionnaires are administered as a group and the questions are read out and supported by verbal prompts.
Is there a cost associated with this tool?
No
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