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alspac_04_fat
Food and Things
Section A: All about eating

For your lunch in term time how many times in a week do you: Have a school dinner or buy from the school canteen

1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 times
5
4 times
6
5 times
7
More than 5 times
8
Varies

For your lunch in term time how many times in a week do you: Have a packed lunch

1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 times
5
4 times
6
5 times
7
More than 5 times
8
Varies

For your lunch in term time how many times in a week do you: Buy food from outside school for lunch

1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 times
5
4 times
6
5 times
7
More than 5 times
8
Varies
If you never have a packed lunch go now to A4 on page 5
If you do have a packed lunch:
qc_A1_b >= 2 && qc_A1_b <= 8

Do you eat everything you have been given?

1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No

Do you ever swap some of the food you brought for lunch?

1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No
If you answered No, go straight to A3 on page 3
If you swap food
qc_A2_b == 1 || qc_A2_b == 2

do you then end up with more or less to eat than when you had started?

1
More
2
Same
3
Less
How often do you eat the following things for your packed lunch:
-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Sandwich with meat or ham
Sandwich with cheese or egg
Sandwich with tuna or other fish
Sandwich with marmite, peanut butter or cheese spread
Sandwich with jam, honey or chocolate spread
Lunchables
Cheese strings/ Baby Bel etc.
Pepperami
Crisps and corn snacks, Wotsits etc.
Chocolate or chocolate bars
Yoghurt or fromage frais
Fruit
Salad (tomato, lettuce, cucumber etc.)
Pies or pasties
Cake

Please write down what you had in your last packed lunch.

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Did you eat all of this?

1
Yes
2
No
If no,
qc_A3_q == 2

what didn't you eat?

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If you never have a school dinner (and never buy from the school canteen), go now to A6 on page 7
If you do eat a school dinner or buy from the school canteen,
qc_A1_a >= 2 && qc_A1_a <= 8
how often do you eat each of the following kinds of things for your main course:
-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Meat burgers or sausages
Meat pies or sausage rolls
Vegetarian pies and sausages, samosas
Stews, curries, bolognaise etc.
Roast meat
Eggs or quiche
Fish or fish fingers
Baked beans or tinned spaghetti
Pizza, lasagne, or pasta bake
Sandwiches
Salad, coleslaw, raw vegetables
Chips, roast potatoes or croquettes
Other potatoes or rice
Other cooked vegetables
If you have a school dinner or buy from the school canteen, how often do you eat the following kinds of puddings?
-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Hot puddings
Yoghurt or fromage frais
Fresh fruit
Cakes, buns, biscuits or cookies
Mousses, mousse pots or trifles

On school days, how many times a week do you miss lunch completely? (We mean eat nothing at all)

1
Once
2
Twice
3
3 times
4
4 times
5
5 times
6
Varies
7
Never
If you ever buy food yourself from outside school, or from school vending machines,
qc_A1_c >= 2 && qc_A1_c <= 8
how often do you buy and eat each of the following things (include after school and weekends):
-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Chips
Burgers
Sandwiches
Pies or pasties
Pizza
Chocolate or sweets
Crisps
Fruit

how often do you buy and eat each of the following things (include after school and weekends): Other (please tick and describe)

1
Never
2
Once a month or less
3
Once in 2 weeks
4
Once a week
5
2-3 times a week
6
4-5 times a week
Other
Think about all the food you normally eat in total (including weekends).
How often do you eat each of the following:
-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - 1-3 times a week

5 - 4-7 times a week

6 - More than once a day

Crisps, corn snacks (Wotsits Quavers, Tortilla chips etc.)
Full-coated chocolate biscuits (Club, Kit Kat, Penguin, Breakaway etc.)
Other biscuits (Rich tea, shortcake, digestive or chocolate digestive, Hob Nobs etc.)
Chocolate bars, buttons (milk, plain or white), Smarties, Mars bars, Milky Way, Crème Eggs Rolos etc.
Sweets (individual pakcets or bars, Cola bottles, penny mix-ups, chews, jelly sweets, flumps, liquorice, sherbert dips, polos, fruit pastilles, refreshers etc.)

On days when you have biscuits, how many biscuits do you usually eat in that day? (Write 00 if you never eat biscuits)

How many

On days when you have sweets, how many individual sweets do you usually eat in that day? Count a chew or a jelly sweet as one sweet. (Tick one box only)

1
1-2 sweets
2
3-5 sweets
3
6-10 sweets
4
11-20 sweets
5
more than 20 sweets
6
Never have sweets

On days when you have chocolate or chocolate bars (e.g. Mars Bar, Crème Egg): What size bar/packet do you usually have? (Tick one box only)

1
Funsize
2
Snacksize
3
Regular
4
Kingsize
5
Never have chocolate

On days when you have chocolate or chocolate bars (e.g. Mars Bar, Crème Egg): How many bars or packets of this size do you usually eat in that day? ... bars/packets

How many
How often do you drink the following:
-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - 1-3 times a week

5 - 4-7 times a week

6 - More than once a day

Pure fruit juice from a carton or freshly squeezed
Squash, Sunny Delight, fruit drinks or Ribena
Cola drinks (Coca Cola, Pepsi etc.)
Other fizzy drink (lemonade, fizzy orange etc.)
Water or fizzy water on its own
Flavoured milk drinks (e.g. milkshake, Horlicks, hot chocolate or yoghurt drinks)

When you have soft drinks (lemonade, cola, squash etc.) how often are they calorie, diet or low sugar drinks?

1
All the time
2
Most of the time
3
Sometimes
4
Not at all
5
I don't have soft drinks
If you have cola drinks (for example Coca Cola, Pepsi)
qc_A12_a-f$1;3 >= 2 && qc_A12_a-f$1;3 <= 6

how often are they decaffeinated?

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Not at all
4
Don't know
5
Don't drink cola

How many cans or small bottles (up to 500ml) of soft drink do you usually have a week in total? ... cans/bottles

(Write 00 if you never have soft drinks)

How many

In total, how many pieces of fresh fruit do you usually eat in a week? (for example apple, pear, banana, orange, satsuma, peach. For small fruit like grapes, strawberries etc. don't count them separately, count a handful as 1). ... fruit

(Write 00 if you never eat fruit)

How many
How many of the following fruits do you usually eat in a week in total:
-
How many
Citrus fruit (oranges, satsumas, tangerines, grapefruit)
Bananas
Apples
Section B: Memories of real events
We are interested in your memory for events that have happened in your life. For each of the following words we would like you to think of an event that happened to you which the word reminds you of. The event could have happened recently (e.g. yesterday, last week) or a long time ago. It might be an important event, or a trivial event.
Please write the real event you remember in this column. If you can't think of an event, just leave that space blank.
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Happy
Bored
Relieved
Hopeless
Excited
Failure
Lonely
Sad
Lucky
Relaxed
The memory you write down should be for a real event. So if we said "good" - it would not be OK to say "I always enjoy a good party" because this does not mention a specific event. But it would be OK to say "I had a good time at Jane's party" because that is a real event.
Section C: Aches and pains and tiredness

Do you often have aches and pains in your arms or legs? (tick one box)

1
yes arm(s)
2
yes leg(s)
3
yes both
4
no, not often
If no, go to C2 below
If yes,
qc_C1 >= 1 && qc_C1 <= 3

Does this happen especially when you are tired?

1
Yes
2
No

What do you think is the cause ?

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Do you find any particular treatment, or doing anything in particular helps?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_C1_c == 1

please describe

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Thinking back over the last month, have you been feeling tired or felt you had no energy?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C6 on page 15
If yes,
qc_C2 == 1

Do you know why you have been feeling like this?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C3 on page 14
If yes,
qc_C2_a == 1
What are the main reasons you have been feeling tired or felt you had no energy?

(You can tick more than one answer)

-

1 - Yes

Illness
Problems with sleep
Playing a lot of sport (or other physical exercise)
Stress or worry

What are the main reasons you have been feeling tired or felt you had no energy? Other reason (please give details)

(You can tick more than one answer)

1
Yes
Other

How long have you been feeling tired or felt you had no energy? (Tick one only)

1
Less than 3 months
2
Between 3 and 5 months
3
Between 6 months and 5 years
4
More than 5 years

Do you feel better after resting?

1
Not at all
2
Only a bit
3
Definitely better

During the last month, has this tiredness or lack of energy stopped you from playing, taking part in hobbies, sports or other leisure activities?

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

During the past year, have you been off school because of tiredness or lack of energy?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you seen your family doctor (GP) in the past year because of tiredness or lack of energy?

1
Yes
2
No
Section D:

I am a boy/I am a girl

1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl

Did you have any help to fill this in?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes,
qc_D2 == 2

please say who helped

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When were you born?

Date of birth

What is today's date?

Generic date
Thank you VERY much for your help
Please remember we can't reply to comments in this space unless you sign your full name.
When completed, please send this back to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC
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alspac_04_fat

Food and Things

Section A: All about eating

For your lunch in term time how many times in a week do you: Have a school dinner or buy from the school canteen
1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 times
5
4 times
6
5 times
7
More than 5 times
8
Varies
For your lunch in term time how many times in a week do you: Have a packed lunch
1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 times
5
4 times
6
5 times
7
More than 5 times
8
Varies
For your lunch in term time how many times in a week do you: Buy food from outside school for lunch
1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 times
5
4 times
6
5 times
7
More than 5 times
8
Varies
If you never have a packed lunch go now to A4 on page 5
Do you eat everything you have been given?
1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No
Do you ever swap some of the food you brought for lunch?
1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No
If you answered No, go straight to A3 on page 3
do you then end up with more or less to eat than when you had started?
1
More
2
Same
3
Less

How often do you eat the following things for your packed lunch:

-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Sandwich with meat or ham
Sandwich with cheese or egg
Sandwich with tuna or other fish
Sandwich with marmite, peanut butter or cheese spread
Sandwich with jam, honey or chocolate spread
Lunchables
Cheese strings/ Baby Bel etc.
Pepperami
Crisps and corn snacks, Wotsits etc.
Chocolate or chocolate bars
Yoghurt or fromage frais
Fruit
Salad (tomato, lettuce, cucumber etc.)
Pies or pasties
Cake
Please write down what you had in your last packed lunch.
Generic text
Did you eat all of this?
1
Yes
2
No
what didn't you eat?
Generic text
If you never have a school dinner (and never buy from the school canteen), go now to A6 on page 7

how often do you eat each of the following kinds of things for your main course:

-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Meat burgers or sausages
Meat pies or sausage rolls
Vegetarian pies and sausages, samosas
Stews, curries, bolognaise etc.
Roast meat
Eggs or quiche
Fish or fish fingers
Baked beans or tinned spaghetti
Pizza, lasagne, or pasta bake
Sandwiches
Salad, coleslaw, raw vegetables
Chips, roast potatoes or croquettes
Other potatoes or rice
Other cooked vegetables

If you have a school dinner or buy from the school canteen, how often do you eat the following kinds of puddings?

-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Hot puddings
Yoghurt or fromage frais
Fresh fruit
Cakes, buns, biscuits or cookies
Mousses, mousse pots or trifles
On school days, how many times a week do you miss lunch completely? (We mean eat nothing at all)
1
Once
2
Twice
3
3 times
4
4 times
5
5 times
6
Varies
7
Never

how often do you buy and eat each of the following things (include after school and weekends):

-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a week

6 - 4-5 times a week

Chips
Burgers
Sandwiches
Pies or pasties
Pizza
Chocolate or sweets
Crisps
Fruit
how often do you buy and eat each of the following things (include after school and weekends): Other (please tick and describe)
1
Never
2
Once a month or less
3
Once in 2 weeks
4
Once a week
5
2-3 times a week
6
4-5 times a week
Other
Think about all the food you normally eat in total (including weekends).

How often do you eat each of the following:

-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - 1-3 times a week

5 - 4-7 times a week

6 - More than once a day

Crisps, corn snacks (Wotsits Quavers, Tortilla chips etc.)
Full-coated chocolate biscuits (Club, Kit Kat, Penguin, Breakaway etc.)
Other biscuits (Rich tea, shortcake, digestive or chocolate digestive, Hob Nobs etc.)
Chocolate bars, buttons (milk, plain or white), Smarties, Mars bars, Milky Way, Crème Eggs Rolos etc.
Sweets (individual pakcets or bars, Cola bottles, penny mix-ups, chews, jelly sweets, flumps, liquorice, sherbert dips, polos, fruit pastilles, refreshers etc.)
On days when you have biscuits, how many biscuits do you usually eat in that day? (Write 00 if you never eat biscuits)
How many
On days when you have sweets, how many individual sweets do you usually eat in that day? Count a chew or a jelly sweet as one sweet. (Tick one box only)
1
1-2 sweets
2
3-5 sweets
3
6-10 sweets
4
11-20 sweets
5
more than 20 sweets
6
Never have sweets
On days when you have chocolate or chocolate bars (e.g. Mars Bar, Crème Egg): What size bar/packet do you usually have? (Tick one box only)
1
Funsize
2
Snacksize
3
Regular
4
Kingsize
5
Never have chocolate
On days when you have chocolate or chocolate bars (e.g. Mars Bar, Crème Egg): How many bars or packets of this size do you usually eat in that day? ... bars/packets
How many

How often do you drink the following:

-

1 - Never

2 - Once a month or less

3 - Once in 2 weeks

4 - 1-3 times a week

5 - 4-7 times a week

6 - More than once a day

Pure fruit juice from a carton or freshly squeezed
Squash, Sunny Delight, fruit drinks or Ribena
Cola drinks (Coca Cola, Pepsi etc.)
Other fizzy drink (lemonade, fizzy orange etc.)
Water or fizzy water on its own
Flavoured milk drinks (e.g. milkshake, Horlicks, hot chocolate or yoghurt drinks)
When you have soft drinks (lemonade, cola, squash etc.) how often are they calorie, diet or low sugar drinks?
1
All the time
2
Most of the time
3
Sometimes
4
Not at all
5
I don't have soft drinks
how often are they decaffeinated?
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Not at all
4
Don't know
5
Don't drink cola
How many cans or small bottles (up to 500ml) of soft drink do you usually have a week in total? ... cans/bottles
How many
In total, how many pieces of fresh fruit do you usually eat in a week? (for example apple, pear, banana, orange, satsuma, peach. For small fruit like grapes, strawberries etc. don't count them separately, count a handful as 1). ... fruit
How many

How many of the following fruits do you usually eat in a week in total:

-
How many
Citrus fruit (oranges, satsumas, tangerines, grapefruit)
Bananas
Apples

Section B: Memories of real events

We are interested in your memory for events that have happened in your life. For each of the following words we would like you to think of an event that happened to you which the word reminds you of. The event could have happened recently (e.g. yesterday, last week) or a long time ago. It might be an important event, or a trivial event.

Please write the real event you remember in this column. If you can't think of an event, just leave that space blank.
Generic text
Happy
Bored
Relieved
Hopeless
Excited
Failure
Lonely
Sad
Lucky
Relaxed
The memory you write down should be for a real event. So if we said "good" - it would not be OK to say "I always enjoy a good party" because this does not mention a specific event. But it would be OK to say "I had a good time at Jane's party" because that is a real event.

Section C: Aches and pains and tiredness

Do you often have aches and pains in your arms or legs? (tick one box)
1
yes arm(s)
2
yes leg(s)
3
yes both
4
no, not often
If no, go to C2 below
Does this happen especially when you are tired?
1
Yes
2
No
What do you think is the cause ?
Generic text
Do you find any particular treatment, or doing anything in particular helps?
1
Yes
2
No
please describe
Generic text
Thinking back over the last month, have you been feeling tired or felt you had no energy?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C6 on page 15
Do you know why you have been feeling like this?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C3 on page 14

What are the main reasons you have been feeling tired or felt you had no energy?

-

1 - Yes

Illness
Problems with sleep
Playing a lot of sport (or other physical exercise)
Stress or worry
What are the main reasons you have been feeling tired or felt you had no energy? Other reason (please give details)
1
Yes
Other
How long have you been feeling tired or felt you had no energy? (Tick one only)
1
Less than 3 months
2
Between 3 and 5 months
3
Between 6 months and 5 years
4
More than 5 years
Do you feel better after resting?
1
Not at all
2
Only a bit
3
Definitely better
During the last month, has this tiredness or lack of energy stopped you from playing, taking part in hobbies, sports or other leisure activities?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
During the past year, have you been off school because of tiredness or lack of energy?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you seen your family doctor (GP) in the past year because of tiredness or lack of energy?
1
Yes
2
No

Section D:

I am a boy/I am a girl
1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl
Did you have any help to fill this in?
1
No
2
Yes
please say who helped
Generic text
When were you born?
Date of birth
What is today's date?
Generic date
Thank you VERY much for your help
Please remember we can't reply to comments in this space unless you sign your full name.
When completed, please send this back to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC