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Protocol - Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ)

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This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) is a 35-item parent-report questionnaire assessing eating style in children. Eating style is assessed on eight scales: food responsiveness (4 items), enjoyment of food (4 items), emotional overeating (4 items), desire to drink (3 items), satiety responsiveness (5 items), slowness in eating (4 items), and emotional undereating (4 items), and fussiness (7 items). Informants rate the frequency of their child’s behaviors and experiences on a 5-point scale: 1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = sometimes, 4 = often, 5 = always.

Protocol:

Child Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (CEBQ)

Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child’s eating behaviour.

Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Always

My child loves food

EF

My child eats more when worried

EOE

My child has a big appetite

SR*

My child finishes his/her meal quickly

SE*

My child is interested in food

EF

My child is always asking for a drink

DD

My child refuses new foods at first

FF

My child eats slowly

SE

My child eats less when angry

EUE

My child enjoys tasting new foods

FF*

My child eats less when s/he is tired

EUE

My child is always asking for food

FR

My child eats more when annoyed

EOE

If allowed to, my child would eat too much

FR

My child eats more when anxious

EOE

My child enjoys a wide variety of foods

FF*

My child leaves food on his/her plate at the end of a meal

SR

My child takes more than 30 minutes to finish a meal

SE

Never

Rarely

Sometimes

Often

Always

Given the choice, my child would eat most of the time

FR

My child looks forward to mealtimes

EF

My child gets full before his/her meal is finished

SR

My child enjoys eating

EF

My child eats more when she is happy

EUE

My child is difficult to please with meals

FF

My child eats less when upset

EUE

My child gets full up easily

SR

My child eats more when s/he has nothing else to do

EOE

Even if my child is full up s/he finds room to eat his/her favourite food

FR

If given the chance, my child would drink continuously throughout the day

DD

My child cannot eat a meal if s/he has had a snack just before

SR

If given the chance, my child would always be having a drink

DD

My child is interested in tasting food s/he hasn’t tasted before

FF*

My child decides that s/he doesn’t like a food, even without tasting it

FF

If given the chance, my child would always have food in his/her mouth

FR

My child eats more and more slowly during the course of a meal

SE

SCORING OF THE CEBQ

(Never = 1, Rarely = 2, Sometimes = 3, Often = 4, Always = 5)

• Food responsiveness = mean of items labelled FR

• Emotional overeating = mean of items labelled EOE

• Enjoyment of food = mean of items labelled EF

• Desire to drink = mean of items labelled DD

• Satiety responsiveness = mean of items labelled SR

• Slowness in eating = mean of items labelled SE

• Emotional undereating = mean of items labelled EUE

• Food fussiness = mean of items labelled FF

*Reversed items

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Specific Instructions:

The Eating Disorders Working Group notes that in the behavioral validation of this measure (Carnell and Wardle, 2007), CEBQ responses were scored from 1 to 5 and means for each subscale were calculated providing at least 80% of the items were completed. However, most articles have just summed the items.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

August 7, 2015

Definition

A questionnaire designed to assess eating styles related to obesity and eating disorders.

Purpose

To provide a useful measure of eating style for research into the early precursors of obesity or eating disorders.

Selection Rationale

The Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire (CEBQ) is a brief, widely used, reliable, and validated self-report questionnaire for assessing obesity risk that is easy to administer and interpret.

Language

English

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Child Eating Behavior Questionnaire Assessment Score4926431CDE Browser

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Wardle, J., Guthrie C. A., Sanderson, S., & Rapoport, L. (2001). Development of the Children’s Eating Behaviour Questionnaire. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42, 963-970.

General References

Carnell, S., & Wardle, J. (2007). Measuring behavioural susceptibility to obesity: Validation of the child eating behaviour questionnaire. Appetite, 48(1), 104-113.

Protocol ID:

650301

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PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Loves_FoodPX650301010000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child loves food4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_More_WhenWorriedPX650301020000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats more when worried4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Big_AppetitePX650301030000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child has a big appetite4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Finishes_Meal_QuicklyPX650301040000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child finishes his/her meal quickly4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Interested_In_FoodPX650301050000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child is interested in food4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_AlwaysAsking_For_DrinkPX650301060000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child is always asking for a drink4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Refuses_New_FoodPX650301070000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child refuses new foods at first4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_SlowlyPX650301080000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats slowly4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_Less_WhenAngryPX650301090000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats less when angry4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Enjoys_Tasting_NewFoodPX650301100000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child enjoys tasting new foods4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_Less_WhenTiredPX650301110000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats less when s/he is tired4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_AlwaysAsking_For_FoodPX650301120000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child is always asking for food4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_More_WhenAnnoyedPX650301130000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats more when annoyed4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Allowed_Eat_TooMuchPX650301140000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: If allowed to, my child would eat too much4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_More_WhenAnxiousPX650301150000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats more when anxious4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Enjoys_Wide_VarietyPX650301160000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child enjoys a wide variety of foods4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Leaves_Food_OnPlatePX650301170000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child leaves food on his/her plate at the end of a meal4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_MoreThan_30minute_MealtimePX650301180000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child takes more than 30 minutes to finish a meal4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Allowed_Eat_MostOfTimePX650301190000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: Given the choice, my child would eat most of the time4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_LooksForward_ToMealPX650301200000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child looks forward to mealtimes4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_GetsFull_Before_MealFinishedPX650301210000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child gets full before his/her meal is finished4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Enjoys_EatingPX650301220000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child enjoys eating4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_More_WhenHappyPX650301230000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats more when she is happy4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Difficult_ToPlease_MealsPX650301240000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child is difficult to please with meals4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_Less_WhenUpsetPX650301250000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats less when upset4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_GetsFull_Up_EasilyPX650301260000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child gets full up easily4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_More_WhenBoredPX650301270000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats more when s/he has nothing else to do4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Eats_More_FavoriteFoodPX650301280000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: Even if my child is full up s/he finds room to eat his/her favourite food4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Drink_ContinuouslyPX650301290000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: If given the chance, my child would drink continuously throughout the day4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_CannotEat_Meal_AfterSnackPX650301300000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child cannot eat a meal if s/he has had a snack just before4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Always_Having_DrinkPX650301310000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: If given the chance, my child would always be having a drink4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Interested_Tasting_NewFoodPX650301320000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child is interested in tasting food s/he hasn¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿t tasted before4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_DoesntLike_Food_WithoutTastingPX650301330000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child decides that s/he doesn¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿t like a food, even without tasting it4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_AlwaysHave_Food_InMouthPX650301340000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: If given the chance, my child would always have food in his/her mouth4N/A
PX650301_EatingScale_Child_Always_HaveFood_InMouthPX650301350000Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to your child¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿s eating behaviour: My child eats more and more slowly during the course of a meal4N/A