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In need of a tool to evaluate adolescent nutrition knowledge levels.

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Natukunda Angella

Mount Kenya University; Masters in public health

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29 Dec 2022, 10:01

Dear all,

I am currently writing my master's thesis on determinants of nutrition status among secondary school adolescents in southwest region of Uganda. I am in need of any guiding tools (questionnaire samples) I could use to assess adolescent nutrition knowledge levels. I'll be humbled to receive them.

Thank you 

Nutritionist/ Masters in Public Health student


Stephanie Wrottesley

Emergency Nutrition Network

Forum moderator

31 Jan 2023, 13:27

Hi Angella

Nutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) surveys are widely used to assess nutrition knowledge in a variety of population groups (including adolescents) in a variety of settings. The FAO has published a reference guide and tools for conducting such surveys here: Guidelines for assessing nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and practices ( and there are similar guidelines/tools available here:The KAP Survey Model (SPRING)

Various questionnaires have also been used to assess nutrition knowledge in individual research projects, tailored according to the context. There are many examples from peer-reviewed publications, but this review of the literature summarising nutritional status of school-age children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries across seven global regions may be a good place to start to identify existing research and tools used to assess adolescent diet and determinants (including nutrition knowledge): Nutritional status of school-age children and adolescents in LMICs (PHN)

Hope that helps.


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