Fill out the first European Fermented Food Frequency Questionnaire. It was developed by researchers from Agroscope and 30 other European countries and is part of a study that aims to produce a cartography of fermented food consumption in European regions.
First European fermented food frequency questionnaire
Fermented foods are widely consumed across Europe but current dietary assessment tools are not designed specifically to capture the consumption of fermented foods. Researchers from Agroscope have joined with European researchers from more than 30 countries to address this challenge through the PIMENTO: Promoting Innovation of FerMENTed fOods COST Action.
A European cartography of fermented food consumption
In order to capture the fermented foods that are consumed in different European regions, a food frequency questionnaire that is specific for fermented foods was developed and translated into 28 European languages including English, German, French and Italian.
The European study aims to produce a cartography of fermented food consumption in European regions. The differences in fermented food consumption in Switzerland will be investigated by the local Swiss team composed of researchers from Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale Genève, University of Zurich, Berner Fachhochschule, Unisanté, Fernfachhochschule Schweiz and Agroscope.
Who can participate?
Participation in the study is open to all adults (18 years or older) and online informed consent is required. The questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Please find below the link and QR code to participate in the study. You are also invited to share the link with colleagues, friends and family to help meet the study goal of capturing typical patterns of fermented food consumption.
The questionnaire comprises 75 questions including participant demographics, health issues related to nutrition, and consumption assessment (frequency and quantity) for twelve categories of fermented foods. Approval of the study protocol for the European study has been received (27/05.05.2023) and it adheres to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy. The questionnaire will be validated for repeatability and reliability for the four major European regions.