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STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
1982
NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
(Medical Research Council)
DIET DIARY
We would be grateful if you could keep this diary of everything you eat or drink over the next five days. As you will see, each day is clearly marked, beginning with the first thing in the morning and ending with food and drink at bedtime.
Please treat each day separately. Write in the name of all food or drink taken, a description if necessary and the amount, for each part of the day. If nothing was eaten or drunk during a part of the day, leave that section blank.
At the end of each day, there is a list of snacks and drinks that can easily be forgotten. If not already mentioned in some other part of the day, please write in a description and the amount in the space next to anything you may have forgotten. The nurse will show you how to keep the diary and leave an example to help you. When the last day has been filled in, post the booklet back to us in the envelope provided.
Overleaf is a list of popular foods and drinks. Next to each item, is the sort of thing that we need to know so that we can tell what it is made of. We also show you the kind of household measures that we would like you to think of when you tell us how much you had. This list cannot cover all the foods and drinks that people may have, so at the end are some notes on recording made up dishes and foreign foods.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
Food/Drink: Bacon Description & Preparation: lean or streaky; fried or grilled Amount: number of rashers
Food/Drink: Baked beans Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Beefburger (hamburger) Description & Preparation: fresh or from a packet; fried or grilled; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Beer Description & Preparation: stout, bitter, lager; draught, bottled, homemade Amount: number of pints
Food/Drink: Biscuits Description and Preparation: plain, sweet, chocolate, wafer; include biscuits like Kit-Kat and Penguin; write in the name if you can Amount: number
Food/Drink: Bread (see also sandwiches) Description and Preparation: wholemeal, white or brown; large or small loaf; thick, medium or thin slices Amount: number of slices
Food/Drink: Bread rolls (see also crusty or soft sandwiches) Amount: number of rolls
Food/Drink: Breakfast cereal Description and Preparation: what sort: cornflakes, weetabix, muesli etc. Amount: number of biscuits or tablespoons
Food/Drink: Bran Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Bun Description and Preparation: iced, currants; sweet or plain; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Butter for bread Amount: thick, average thin spread
Food/Drink: Cake - small Description and Preparation: what sort: cream, icing; sort of filling; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Cake - large Description and Preparation: what sort: cream, fruit, icing; sort of filling; large or small Amount: slices
Food/Drink: Cheese Description and Preparation: what sort: cream, cottage, hard; write in the name if you can; large, medium small helping Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Chocolate Description and Preparation: what sort Amount: ounces
Food/Drink: Chops Description and Preparation: what sort: lean or fatty ; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Coffee Description and Preparation: with milk; 1/2 milk/ 1/2 water; all milk Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Crackers Description & Preparation: what sort: large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Cream Description and Preparation: single, double or whipped; sweetened or unsweetened Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Crisps Amount: packets
Food/Drink: Custard Description and Preparation: pouring custard or egg custard Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Doughnut Description & Preparation: jam, cream, iced, sugared Amount: number
Food/Drink: Egg Description and Preparation: how was it cooked: boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, omelette, etc. Amount: number
Food/Drink: Fish Description and Preparation: what sort: fried, boiled, grilled, poached; with batter or breadcrumbs; in tin with oil or ketchup Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Fish cakes or fingers Description and Preparation: large, medium or small size; what sort; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Fruit - fresh Description & Preparation: what sort Amount: number
Food/Drink: Fruit - canned Description & Preparation: what sort: sweetened or unsweetened Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Fruit - juice Description & Preparation: what sort: sweetened or unsweetened Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Gravy Description & Preparation: thick or thin Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Honey Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Ice-cream Description & Preparation: dairy or non-dairy; flavour Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Jam Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Kidney Description & Preparation: large, medium or small helping Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Liver Description & Preparation: large, medium or small helping Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Margarine Description & Preparation: soft (in carton) or hard Amount: thick, average or thin spread
Food/Drink: Marmalade Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Meat pie or pasty Description & Preparation: what sort: large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Meat- roast Description & Preparation: what sort: lean or fatty; large or small slices Amount: number of slices
Food/Drink: Milk - for drinking on its own or for cereals Description & Preparation: what sort: ordinary silver top or Channel Island gold top; sweetened or unsweetened Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Minced beef ( cooked on it's own) Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Peanuts Description & Preparation: dry roasted or ordinary salted Amount: packets
Food/Drink: Porridge Description & Preparation: with sugar; with milk or cream Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Potatoes Description & Preparation: baked, boiled, mashed and creamed, fried/chips, instant, roast; with butter Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Poultry - roast Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. chicken, turkey; large or small slices Amount: slices
Food/Drink: Pudding Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. steamed sponge; with fruit; pie (what sort); jelly; blancmange; mousse Amount: tablespoons or slices
Food/Drink: Rice Description & Preparation: brown or white; boiled or fried Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Salad Description & Preparation: what sort: describe ingredients; with dressing; what sort of dressing (e.g. oil and vinegar, salad cream) Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Sandwiches Description & Preparation: what filling: wholemeal or ordinary bread; large or small loaf; thick, medium or thin slices; crusty or soft roll; with butter Amount: number
Food/Drink: Sauce - hot Description & Preparation: (for vegetables, meat or fish; puddings) what sort; thick or thin Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Sauce - cold Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. tomato ketchup, brown sauce Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Sausages Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. pork, beef, pork and beef; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Sausage rolls Description & Preparation: large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Scone Description & Preparation: what sort: with currants, sweet or plain Amount: number
Food/Drink: Sherry Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. sweet, medium or dry Amount: glasses
Food/Drink: Snacks - in packet Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. cheese straws, twiglets, pretzels (give brand name) Amount: packets
Food/Drink: Soup Description & Preparation: what sort: canned, packet instant or vending machine, homemade Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Spaghetti Description & Preparation: plain or from can Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Spirits Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. whiskey, gin , vodka, rum Amount: single measures as in pub
Food/Drink: Steak Description & Preparation: what sort: lean or fatty Amount: large, medium, small piece
Food/Drink: Sugar - added to cereals, tea, coffee, fruit, etc. Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Sweets Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. toffees, boiled sweets or wrapped (give brand name) Amount: number
Food/Drink: Tea Description & Preparation: with milk Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Vegetables Description & Preparation: what sort: with butter Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Wine Description & Preparation: white, red; sweet, medium, dry Amount: glasses
Food/Drink: Yoghurt Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. with fruit, flavour, sugar Amount: cartons
Food/Drink: Made up dishes Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. vegetable, meat, poultry or mixed, stews; casseroles; dishes made using minced beef such as cottage or shepherd's pie , braised steak etc. Please say what the dish is called and give ingredients if you can. Write in the amount in tablespoons. If this does not apply, say whether you think it was a large, average or small portion.
Food/Drink: Foreign Food Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. pizzas, Chinese or Indian dishes etc. Please say what the dish is called and give ingredients if you can. Write in the amount in tablespoons or say if you think it was a large, average or small portion.
_days < 5 _days < 5

Day

Day number

Date

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BEFORE BREAKFAST

Food/Drink

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Description and Preparation

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Amount

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BREAKFAST

Food/Drink

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Description and Preparation

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Amount

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LUNCH

Food/Drink

Long text

Description and Preparation

Long text

Amount

Long text
MID MORNING - between breakfast time and lunch time

Food/Drink

Generic text

Description and Preparation

Generic text

Amount

Generic text
TEA - between lunch time and the evening meal

Food/Drink

Generic text

Description and Preparation

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Amount

Generic text
EVENING MEAL and UP TO LAST THING AT NIGHT

Food/Drink

Long text

Description and Preparation

Long text

Amount

Long text
BETWEEN MEALS, SNACKS AND DRINKS if not already written in before
Food/Drink Roster cs_q9_X Generic text Generic text Generic text Generic text
Chocolate 1 Description and Preparation
Chocolate 1 Amount
Chocolate 2 Description and Preparation
Chocolate 2 Amount
Toffees 1 Description and Preparation
Toffees 1 Amount
Toffees 2 Description and Preparation
Toffees 2 Amount
Sweets 1 Description and Preparation
Sweets 1 Amount
Sweets 2 Description and Preparation
Sweets 2 Amount
Crisps 1 Description and Preparation
Crisps 1 Amount
Crisps 2 Description and Preparation
Crisps 2 Amount
Peanuts 1 Description and Preparation
Peanuts 1 Amount
Peanuts 2 Description and Preparation
Peanuts 2 Amount
Other Snacks 1 Description and Preparation
Other Snacks 1 Amount
Other Snacks 2 Description and Preparation
Other Snacks 2 Amount
Beer 1 Description and Preparation
Beer 1 Amount
Beer 2 Description and Preparation
Beer 2 Amount
Wine 1 Description and Preparation
Wine 1 Amount
Wine 2 Description and Preparation
Wine 2 Amount
Sherry 1 Description and Preparation
Sherry 1 Amount
Sherry 2 Description and Preparation
Sherry 2 Amount
Spirits 1 Description and Preparation
Spirits 1 Amount
Spirits 2 Description and Preparation
Spirits 2 Amount
Other hot drinks 1 Description and Preparation
Other hot drinks 1 Amount
Other hot drinks 2 Description and Preparation
Other hot drinks 2 Amount
Other cold drinks 1 Description and Preparation
Other cold drinks 1 Amount
Other cold drinks 2 Description and Preparation
Other cold drinks 2 Amount
Yoghurt 1 Description and Preparation
Yoghurt 1 Amount
Yoghurt 2 Description and Preparation
Yoghurt 2 Amount
Anything else? 1 Description and Preparation
Anything else? 1 Amount
Anything else? 2 Description and Preparation
Anything else? 2 Amount

Space to write in the Recipe or Ingredients of any made up dishes or foreign food that you have mentioned if not already done above

Long text

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nshd_82_dd

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
(Medical Research Council)
DIET DIARY
We would be grateful if you could keep this diary of everything you eat or drink over the next five days. As you will see, each day is clearly marked, beginning with the first thing in the morning and ending with food and drink at bedtime.
Please treat each day separately. Write in the name of all food or drink taken, a description if necessary and the amount, for each part of the day. If nothing was eaten or drunk during a part of the day, leave that section blank.
At the end of each day, there is a list of snacks and drinks that can easily be forgotten. If not already mentioned in some other part of the day, please write in a description and the amount in the space next to anything you may have forgotten. The nurse will show you how to keep the diary and leave an example to help you. When the last day has been filled in, post the booklet back to us in the envelope provided.
Overleaf is a list of popular foods and drinks. Next to each item, is the sort of thing that we need to know so that we can tell what it is made of. We also show you the kind of household measures that we would like you to think of when you tell us how much you had. This list cannot cover all the foods and drinks that people may have, so at the end are some notes on recording made up dishes and foreign foods.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
Food/Drink: Bacon Description & Preparation: lean or streaky; fried or grilled Amount: number of rashers
Food/Drink: Baked beans Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Beefburger (hamburger) Description & Preparation: fresh or from a packet; fried or grilled; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Beer Description & Preparation: stout, bitter, lager; draught, bottled, homemade Amount: number of pints
Food/Drink: Biscuits Description and Preparation: plain, sweet, chocolate, wafer; include biscuits like Kit-Kat and Penguin; write in the name if you can Amount: number
Food/Drink: Bread (see also sandwiches) Description and Preparation: wholemeal, white or brown; large or small loaf; thick, medium or thin slices Amount: number of slices
Food/Drink: Bread rolls (see also crusty or soft sandwiches) Amount: number of rolls
Food/Drink: Breakfast cereal Description and Preparation: what sort: cornflakes, weetabix, muesli etc. Amount: number of biscuits or tablespoons
Food/Drink: Bran Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Bun Description and Preparation: iced, currants; sweet or plain; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Butter for bread Amount: thick, average thin spread
Food/Drink: Cake - small Description and Preparation: what sort: cream, icing; sort of filling; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Cake - large Description and Preparation: what sort: cream, fruit, icing; sort of filling; large or small Amount: slices
Food/Drink: Cheese Description and Preparation: what sort: cream, cottage, hard; write in the name if you can; large, medium small helping Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Chocolate Description and Preparation: what sort Amount: ounces
Food/Drink: Chops Description and Preparation: what sort: lean or fatty ; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Coffee Description and Preparation: with milk; 1/2 milk/ 1/2 water; all milk Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Crackers Description & Preparation: what sort: large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Cream Description and Preparation: single, double or whipped; sweetened or unsweetened Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Crisps Amount: packets
Food/Drink: Custard Description and Preparation: pouring custard or egg custard Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Doughnut Description & Preparation: jam, cream, iced, sugared Amount: number
Food/Drink: Egg Description and Preparation: how was it cooked: boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, omelette, etc. Amount: number
Food/Drink: Fish Description and Preparation: what sort: fried, boiled, grilled, poached; with batter or breadcrumbs; in tin with oil or ketchup Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Fish cakes or fingers Description and Preparation: large, medium or small size; what sort; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Fruit - fresh Description & Preparation: what sort Amount: number
Food/Drink: Fruit - canned Description & Preparation: what sort: sweetened or unsweetened Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Fruit - juice Description & Preparation: what sort: sweetened or unsweetened Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Gravy Description & Preparation: thick or thin Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Honey Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Ice-cream Description & Preparation: dairy or non-dairy; flavour Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Jam Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Kidney Description & Preparation: large, medium or small helping Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Liver Description & Preparation: large, medium or small helping Amount: helping
Food/Drink: Margarine Description & Preparation: soft (in carton) or hard Amount: thick, average or thin spread
Food/Drink: Marmalade Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Meat pie or pasty Description & Preparation: what sort: large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Meat- roast Description & Preparation: what sort: lean or fatty; large or small slices Amount: number of slices
Food/Drink: Milk - for drinking on its own or for cereals Description & Preparation: what sort: ordinary silver top or Channel Island gold top; sweetened or unsweetened Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Minced beef ( cooked on it's own) Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Peanuts Description & Preparation: dry roasted or ordinary salted Amount: packets
Food/Drink: Porridge Description & Preparation: with sugar; with milk or cream Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Potatoes Description & Preparation: baked, boiled, mashed and creamed, fried/chips, instant, roast; with butter Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Poultry - roast Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. chicken, turkey; large or small slices Amount: slices
Food/Drink: Pudding Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. steamed sponge; with fruit; pie (what sort); jelly; blancmange; mousse Amount: tablespoons or slices
Food/Drink: Rice Description & Preparation: brown or white; boiled or fried Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Salad Description & Preparation: what sort: describe ingredients; with dressing; what sort of dressing (e.g. oil and vinegar, salad cream) Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Sandwiches Description & Preparation: what filling: wholemeal or ordinary bread; large or small loaf; thick, medium or thin slices; crusty or soft roll; with butter Amount: number
Food/Drink: Sauce - hot Description & Preparation: (for vegetables, meat or fish; puddings) what sort; thick or thin Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Sauce - cold Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. tomato ketchup, brown sauce Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Sausages Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. pork, beef, pork and beef; large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Sausage rolls Description & Preparation: large or small Amount: number
Food/Drink: Scone Description & Preparation: what sort: with currants, sweet or plain Amount: number
Food/Drink: Sherry Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. sweet, medium or dry Amount: glasses
Food/Drink: Snacks - in packet Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. cheese straws, twiglets, pretzels (give brand name) Amount: packets
Food/Drink: Soup Description & Preparation: what sort: canned, packet instant or vending machine, homemade Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Spaghetti Description & Preparation: plain or from can Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Spirits Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. whiskey, gin , vodka, rum Amount: single measures as in pub
Food/Drink: Steak Description & Preparation: what sort: lean or fatty Amount: large, medium, small piece
Food/Drink: Sugar - added to cereals, tea, coffee, fruit, etc. Amount: teaspoons
Food/Drink: Sweets Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. toffees, boiled sweets or wrapped (give brand name) Amount: number
Food/Drink: Tea Description & Preparation: with milk Amount: cups
Food/Drink: Vegetables Description & Preparation: what sort: with butter Amount: tablespoons
Food/Drink: Wine Description & Preparation: white, red; sweet, medium, dry Amount: glasses
Food/Drink: Yoghurt Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. with fruit, flavour, sugar Amount: cartons
Food/Drink: Made up dishes Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. vegetable, meat, poultry or mixed, stews; casseroles; dishes made using minced beef such as cottage or shepherd's pie , braised steak etc. Please say what the dish is called and give ingredients if you can. Write in the amount in tablespoons. If this does not apply, say whether you think it was a large, average or small portion.
Food/Drink: Foreign Food Description & Preparation: what sort: e.g. pizzas, Chinese or Indian dishes etc. Please say what the dish is called and give ingredients if you can. Write in the amount in tablespoons or say if you think it was a large, average or small portion.

_days < 5

Day
Day number
Date
Generic date

BEFORE BREAKFAST

Food/Drink
Generic text
Description and Preparation
Generic text
Amount
Generic text

BREAKFAST

Food/Drink
Long text
Description and Preparation
Long text
Amount
Long text

LUNCH

Food/Drink
Long text
Description and Preparation
Long text
Amount
Long text

MID MORNING - between breakfast time and lunch time

Food/Drink
Generic text
Description and Preparation
Generic text
Amount
Generic text

TEA - between lunch time and the evening meal

Food/Drink
Generic text
Description and Preparation
Generic text
Amount
Generic text

EVENING MEAL and UP TO LAST THING AT NIGHT

Food/Drink
Long text
Description and Preparation
Long text
Amount
Long text

BETWEEN MEALS, SNACKS AND DRINKS if not already written in before

Food/Drink Roster cs_q9_X Generic text Generic text Generic text Generic text
Chocolate 1 Description and Preparation
Chocolate 1 Amount
Chocolate 2 Description and Preparation
Chocolate 2 Amount
Toffees 1 Description and Preparation
Toffees 1 Amount
Toffees 2 Description and Preparation
Toffees 2 Amount
Sweets 1 Description and Preparation
Sweets 1 Amount
Sweets 2 Description and Preparation
Sweets 2 Amount
Crisps 1 Description and Preparation
Crisps 1 Amount
Crisps 2 Description and Preparation
Crisps 2 Amount
Peanuts 1 Description and Preparation
Peanuts 1 Amount
Peanuts 2 Description and Preparation
Peanuts 2 Amount
Other Snacks 1 Description and Preparation
Other Snacks 1 Amount
Other Snacks 2 Description and Preparation
Other Snacks 2 Amount
Beer 1 Description and Preparation
Beer 1 Amount
Beer 2 Description and Preparation
Beer 2 Amount
Wine 1 Description and Preparation
Wine 1 Amount
Wine 2 Description and Preparation
Wine 2 Amount
Sherry 1 Description and Preparation
Sherry 1 Amount
Sherry 2 Description and Preparation
Sherry 2 Amount
Spirits 1 Description and Preparation
Spirits 1 Amount
Spirits 2 Description and Preparation
Spirits 2 Amount
Other hot drinks 1 Description and Preparation
Other hot drinks 1 Amount
Other hot drinks 2 Description and Preparation
Other hot drinks 2 Amount
Other cold drinks 1 Description and Preparation
Other cold drinks 1 Amount
Other cold drinks 2 Description and Preparation
Other cold drinks 2 Amount
Yoghurt 1 Description and Preparation
Yoghurt 1 Amount
Yoghurt 2 Description and Preparation
Yoghurt 2 Amount
Anything else? 1 Description and Preparation
Anything else? 1 Amount
Anything else? 2 Description and Preparation
Anything else? 2 Amount
Space to write in the Recipe or Ingredients of any made up dishes or foreign food that you have mentioned if not already done above
Long text
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