The Parent Eating and Nutrition Assessment for Children with Special Heath Needs (PEACH) survey is a self-administered instrument to help identify children needing a more complete nutritional evaluation. The authors are from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


NOTE: The survey form on page 1157 is copyrighted by the authors, with all rights reserved.


Study population

• Children younger than 6 years of age.

• Survey completed by the primary caregiver for the child.


There are 17 survey questions with responses scored 1 (for yes) or 0 (for no) if the question applies to the child.


total PEACH score =

= SUM(points for all 17 questions)



• minimum score: 0

• maximum score: 16 (questions 14, 15, 16 and 17 may give a maximum subscore of 1 to 3)

• A score >=4 indicates a probable nutrition problem. The child should be referred to a dietician for further evaluation and possible treatment.


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