A self-reported questionnaire was developed, addressed to the parents.
The questionnaire assessed information relevant to
- the family’s socio-economic status and the household’s food security level
- the child’s energy-balance related behaviours and associated environmental determinants
- the parental perception of a healthy body for a child
The EPHE parental questionnaire was developed using items from existing relevant, validated questionnaires. Items derived from validated questionnaires of large European socio-economic surveys were chosen to define the socio-economic status. For the assessment of the energy-balance related behaviours and their environmental determinants, items from the ENERGY parent and child questionnaires, the PRO-CHILDREN child questionnaire and its updated version PRO-GREENS were used. These tools have been translated and validated in 7 languages.