The Centre for Food in The Hague (Netherlands)
provides charts of recommended quantities
of foodstuff for children, teenagers
and adults. We developed an inter-active
query by lining up the daily nourishment
quantities, necessary for a healthy
and moderately active person of 12
years old or older.
The questionnaire gives feedback to
four target groups:
those who eat meat,
vegetarians (who refrain from eating
meat and fish, but do take dairy produce)
vegans (who do not make use of a
sole animal product).
those who bring variation in their
menu and take enough of the recommended
The last group (that eats a varied
menu) is to be seen as the
subset of consumers who stick to the
minimum recommendations of the dutch
Centre for Food.
By filling in this test you can instantly
make sure whether or not with your food
articles (f.e. legumes) you get down
enough nutrients (f.e. carbohydrates)
However, when your outcome differs we
cannot determine through this test whether
you sufficiently compensate a possible
lack. In that case you should consult
a centre for food or a dietician.
Start of the questionnaire. NB:
use for the tests on the left Internet
Explorer instead of Mozilla and
allow "active content".
We show you the recommended
daily quantities of food. If, on an
average, your daily consumption meets
these quantities, then tick the boxes
corresponding with your choices. If not:
don't. After the last statement you
automatically get to see the result about
the degree to which your eating habits
agree with the recommended quantities
of each of the four target groups.
When you make a choice, the percentage
of agreement with recommended quantity
may rise. No meaning may be attributed
to the height of the percentage. However
the mutual relationship does bear meaning:
more important choices score higher in
It goes for each of the
four groups that when you score 100%
under "varied menu",
you get down sufficient nutrients. As
for lower scores, 100% certainty can
not be given. In that case and in order
to obtain personal advice, either consult
a centre for food (for vegetarian nutrition)
in your country, or a dietician. Moreover
you can always ask your physician to
have your blood examined on containing
Of course it is no calamity when you
consider yourself to be a vegetarian,
but due to not being a hundred percent
consistent you do not score the full
100%: what matters is that you reach
100% for "a menu that shows variety".
By ticking off what you did not choose,
you can see at which points you could
eat more healthy.
Thanks for completing this questionnaire. (If you clicked on a link, came back
on this page to find your scores have
disappeared, then again tick off any
box and they'll reappear).
If you care to read more on the advantages
of eating less meat and the disadvantages
of solely eating meat, then choose this link.