Children's Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT)

Children's Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT): A modified version of the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT). It asks about perceived body image, obsessions/preoccupation with food, and dieting practices. There are 26 questions, each question is rated with a 6 point Likert-type scale. The EAT was modified so that it is comprehensible for children as young as 8. The instructions on how to complete the questionnaire are given orally to the child. It is easy to administer and takes about 30 minutes to complete. It measures attitudes toward eating and dietary behavior.