‘KNOW YOUR DIET’ is an online tool developed by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) to help you assess your food habits. CSE has a legacy of revealing some very harsh truths about the food we eat and as a part of our Good Food Movement, we want to create awareness about various aspects of healthy eating. The objective of this exercise is to create awareness on healthy food choices and simultaneously, understand what India is eating. The information gathered from this exercise will help in strengthening our advocacy efforts for good food.
‘KNOW YOUR DIET’ comprises a main survey, six mini surveys and a ‘school children survey’ in English and Hindi. The main survey is an abridged version of questions on several important aspects of your diet whereas each of the six mini surveys focuses on different aspects of your diet. The main survey and mini surveys are meant for adults. The ‘school children survey’ is a specifically designed exercise for children in the age group 9 to 17 years, who are studying in schools. These surveys may be taken on mobile, tablet or computer.
Collectively, ‘KNOW YOUR DIET’ aims to address crucial themes like balance in diet, consumption of packaged and non-packaged foods, consumption of food cooked outside home, transition in food habits over time, household consumption, awareness of food labels and awareness about food and health.
After completing a survey, the user will get a diet report which will have an analysis of the user’s eating habits. Along with the report, the user will receive answers to a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about food and health. School children filling the ‘School Children Survey’ will get a customized report and set of FAQs. The report received by the user will be directional in nature and will be based on broad principles of healthy eating. This tool does not intend to replace clinical consultation. In case you would like a more detailed consultation, you are advised to seek professional help.
This is not a market research exercise and individual responses and information will be kept confidential. CSE will analyse these responses collectively to understand what India is eating.
While designing this tool, wherever applicable, dietary guidelines applicable to Indians have been referred. Also, we have been supported with the expert inputs of our ‘Technical Advisory Panel’ comprising of:
- Chairman, Fortis-C-DOC Centre of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases and Endocrinology
- Chairman, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC)
- Director, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Diabetes Foundation (India) (DFI)
- Head, Center for Nutrition & Metabolic Research (C-NET), National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC)
- Chief Project Officer, Diabetes Foundation (India)
- Prof. and Head of Department, Paediatrics, Government Medical College, Jammu.
- Sr. Dietician, Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Things to remember while filling the surveys
As of now, 26 institutions have committed to encouraging participation in the KNOW YOUR DIET initiative
Universities and Colleges (nine)
In case you have any queries or feedback or need any kind of support, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not a market research exercise. Individual respondent details and information shared will be kept confidential. Responses will be analysed collectively to know what India is eating.