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Table 2 Dietary, Physical activity, sedentary, sleeping and dieting behaviour measured in the child en parent questionnaire

From: EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey

  Child Questionnaire Parent Questionnaire
Dietary behaviour   
Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption 1. How many times a week do you usually drink fizzy drinks and fruit squash? 1. How many times a week on average do you drink soft drinks?
  2. On a day that you drink fizzy drinks and fruit squash, how many glasses, cans or bottles do you drink on such a day? 2. On a day that you drink soft drinks, how many glasses, cans or bottles do you drink?
  3. How many fizzy drinks or fruit squash did you drink yesterday?  
Fruit Juice consumption 1. How many times a week do you usually drink fruit juices 1 How many times a week on average do you drink fruit juices?
  2. On a day that you drink fruit juices, how many glasses or cartons do you drink on such a day? 2 On a day that you drink fruit juices, how many glasses or cartons do you drink?
  3. How many fruit juices did you drink yesterday?  
Breakfast consumption 1. From Monday to Friday during school weeks, on how many days do you usually eat breakfast? 1. From Monday to Friday, how many times do you usually eat breakfast?
  2. On how many days in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) do you usually eat breakfast? 2. How many times do you usually eat breakfast on the weekend?
  3. Did you eat breakfast yesterday?  
Meal patterns 1. Did you eat lunch yesterday? 1. How often do you and/or your spouse/partner have breakfast together with your child?
  2. Did you eat dinner yesterday? 2. How often do you and/or your spouse/partner have lunch together with your child?
  3. Did you eat anything between meals yesterday? 3. How often do you and/or your spouse/partner have dinner together with your child?
Physical activity behaviour   
Commuting to school/work 1. How many days do you usually bike to school? 1. How many days do you travel by car to work?
  2. If you bike to school, how long does it take you to bike to school? 2. How many days do you usually use public transport (bus, tram, metro) to go to work?
  3. How many days a week do you usually walk to school? 3. How many days do you usually cycle to work or to the public transport station?
  4. If you walk to school, how long does it take you to walk to school? 4. If you cycle, how long does it take you to cycle to work or the public transport station?
  5. How many days do you usually travel by car to school? 5. How many days do you usually walk to work or to the public transport station?
  6. How many days do you usually travel by public transport (bus, school bus, tram, metro) to school? 6. If you walk, how long does it take you to cycle to work or the public transport station?
  7. How did you go to school today?  
Activity during recess 1. What do you usually do during breaks at school?  
Physical activity/sports in leisure time 1. In a total week how many hours do you do this sport (sport1)? 1. About how many days a week do you usually participate in physical activities/sports in your leisure time?
  2. In a total week how many hours do you do this sport (sport2)? 2. About how much time a week do you participate in physical activities/sports in your leisure time?
  3. How many hours of sports did you do yesterday?  
Sedentary behaviour   
Television viewing 1. About how many hours a day do you usually watch television in your free time? 1. About how many hours a day do you usually watch television (including DVDs and videos) in your free time?
  2. About how many hours did you watch television yesterday?  
Computer time 1. About how many hours a day do you usually play games on a computer, or use your computer for leisure activities in your free time? 1. About how many hours a day do you usually use your computer for activities like chatting online, internet, emailing or playing games on a computer, games console (e.g. Playstation, Xbox, GameCube) during leisure time?
  2. About how many hours did you play games on a computer, games console or use your computer for leisure activities yesterday?  
Mobile phone use   1. About how many hours a day do you usually use your mobile phone for calling, texting, playing games or surfing on the internet during leisure time?
Dieting behaviour   
Dieting 1. How often have you tried to get slimmer/thinner during the last year? 1. I deliberately have smaller helpings as a means of controlling my weight.
  2. Do you try to get slimmer or thinner right now? 2. I do not eat certain foods because they make me fat.
   3. On a scale of 1 to 8, where 1 means no restraint in eating (eating, as much as you want, whenever you want it) and 8 means total restraint (constantly limiting food intake and never "giving in"), what rating would you give yourself?
Sleeping behaviour   
Sleeping behaviour child   1. How many hours of sleep does your child usually have during the night?