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Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética

On-line version ISSN 2174-5145Print version ISSN 2173-1292


LLORENS-IVORRA, Cristóbal; QUILES-IZQUIERDO, Joan; RICHART-MARTINEZ, Miguel  and  ARROYO-BANULS, Ilona. Design of a questionnaire to evaluate the food balance of school menus. Rev Esp Nutr Hum Diet [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.40-47. ISSN 2174-5145.

Objective: To design a questionnaire to evaluate the food balance of school menus based on an index and a scale that quantifies it. Material and Methods: Instrumental study for the creation and the validation of content of a questionnaire for the evaluation of the food balance and classification of school menus, across recommendations of official organisms and experts' panel. There was studied frequency of groups of food, culinary technologies, suitable information and combination. It was summarized in an index and a scale of balance. Results: The tool was elaborated by the recommendation of the experts and the new recommendations of official organisms, proposing an index of 17 articles and the scale of 4, of very slightly balanced to balanced. Conclusions: A qualitative complete and easy to use tool was proposed. The validation of the questionnaire, together with the index and the scale proposed for further works, is necessary.

Keywords : Food Services; Meals; Schools; Menu Planning; Surveys and Questionnaires.

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