One of our interviewers will visit in the next week or so, knocking at your door and keeping socially distanced. So that you know who they are, all of our interviewers carry photo ID with our logo on it. We understand that you may be busy, so we’ll organise the interview at a time that suits you. And the interview can be done over the phone if you would prefer not to have the interviewer in your home.
Your interviewer will ask you about a range of topics including general health and eating habits. We would also like you to complete online records of what you’ve had to eat and drink on 4 separate days. Depending on your age, the interviewer may also ask whether you are willing to take part in other elements such as height and weight measurements, a urine sample, and wearing a physical activity monitor.
And don’t worry – you don’t have to answer any questions or do any of the other elements if you don’t want to.
The nurse visit
The second part of the survey, if you agree, is a visit by a qualified nurse. The nurse will ask you some questions about your health and, if you consent, take some physical measurements, including a blood sample.
No need to prepare
There’s no need to prepare for the interview. You don’t need any special knowledge; we just want to hear about your eating and drinking habits. Most people agree to be interviewed and enjoy taking part.