Type

Journal Article

Authors

Anne P Nugent
Michael J Gibney
Albert Flynn
Janette Walton
Breige A McNulty
Helena Gibbons
Niamh Rice

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
aged dietary fibre dietary quality toddlers nutrient poor diets national nutrition survey nutritional risk screening tools preschool children risk factors vitamin d young children

Development and validation testing of a short nutrition questionnaire to identify dietary risk factors in preschoolers aged 12-36 months. (2015)

Abstract Although imbalances in dietary intakes can have short and longer term influences on the health of preschool children, few tools exist to quickly and easily identify nutritional risk in otherwise healthy young children. To develop and test the validity of a parent-administered questionnaire (NutricheQ) as a means of evaluating dietary risk in young children (12-36 months). Following a comprehensive development process and internal reliability assessment, the NutricheQ questionnaire was validated in a cohort of 371 Irish preschool children as part of the National Preschool Nutrition Survey. Dietary risk was rated on a scale ranging from 0 to 22 from 11 questions, with a higher score indicating higher risk. Children with higher NutricheQ scores had significantly (p<0.05) lower mean daily intakes of key nutrients such as iron, zinc, vitamin D, riboflavin, niacin, folate, phosphorous, potassium, carotene, retinol, and dietary fibre. They also had lower (p<0.05) intakes of vegetables, fish and fish dishes, meat and infant/toddler milks and higher intakes of processed foods and non-milk beverages, confectionery, sugars and savoury snack foods indicative of poorer dietary quality. Areas under the curve values of 84.7 and 75.6% were achieved for 'medium' and 'high' dietary risk when compared with expert risk ratings indicating good consistency between the two methods. NutricheQ is a valid method of quickly assessing dietary quality in preschoolers and in identifying those at increased nutritional risk.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Anne P Nugent, Michael J Gibney, Albert Flynn, Janette Walton, Breige A McNulty, Helena Gibbons, Niamh Rice

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Anne P Nugent
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Albert Flynn
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Janette Walton
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Breige A McNulty
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Helena Gibbons
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