I have produced a questionnaire asking 10 teenagers about omega three, how much they have of it weekly, and more. Here is a preview of my questions and an explanation of why I have asked each one, and how it can help with my investigation.
Q1. What is your age?
I asked this question so that I know the group I am questioning are my target group, and that I can design the rest of my investigation to suit this age group.
Q2. Where do you think omega 3 comes from?
I have asked this question so that I can see what this age group already know about omega3. The results of this question will help me to understand what foods teenagers know omega 3 is in. This will help me choose what foods to put in my practicals, so can widen their knowledge of omega 3, trough the foods I put in the meals.
Q3. Do you think omega 3 can improve your health?
I have asked this question to find out if the teenagers know about the benefits of omega 3, this will also help me with y prediction that teenage girls do not know enough about what omega 3 can do for your body.
Q4. Do you know of any facts about omega 3?
This question has been asked to find out if teenagers know any thing about omega 2 or what it can do. This will help me to find out the underlying information teenagers have about omega 3, and if they know enough.
Q5. Do you like fish?
I have asked this question to find out if teenagers are getting enough omega 3 through fish. If they are not, then I will use this information to design my practical meals with foods other than fish that contain omega 3.
Q6. How many times a week do you eat fish on average?
I have asked this question to see if teenagers are getting enough omega three, and how this compares to the RDA. Like the question above, if I see from these results that teenagers are not getting enough, I will include a larger variety of food sin my practicals. This will also help me with my prediction that teenagers do not know of foods, other than fish, that contain omega 3.
Q7. Out of the group of foods below, which do you think you get the most omega 3 from?
This again will help me see what foods teenagers know have omega 3 in them. This question is quite easy, as one group is full of healthy foods, and one, non-healthy foods. This will hopefully help them distinguish which contains more omega 3. This will also help me prove my prediction that teenagers do not know of foods, other than fish, that contain omega 3.
Q8. Do you think you could get more Omega 3 from supplements (omega 3 tablets) or foods?
This will tell me what teenagers know about supplements and if they think you can get more omega 3 from then rather than foods. This is quite a difficult question as im sure not many teenagers know a definite, correct answer to this, so it will be interesting to see the results of this question.
Q9. Would you consider taking Omega 3 supplements?
This will tell me how adventurous my generation are on foods. Meaning if they will be prepared to try different things or not and also tell me if they care about their health and looks enough to take supplements. It will also tell me what they know about supplements, as if they say yes, it would most probably mean they know supplements will benefit you.
Q10. Do you think supermarkets are doing enough to get more Omega 3 into the publics diet?
This question is based upon a prediction I have made, that supermarkets are not doing enough. It will be interesting to see what teenagers think, as they probably see a lot of adverts on television of supermarkets, or visit them when shopping with their mum. It will also tell me if they value omega 3 as much as they should, as if they say no, they are not, they probably value it and know what it can do.
Looking back to most of my conclusions of each chart, it seems results have been good, as teenagers are more aware of omega 3 than I thought. To prove one of my predictions, in this questionnaire I created a question asking teenagers to choose which group of foods they thought had the most omega 3. I did this to prove that teenagers are not aware of foods other than fish that contain omega 3. Results from this question show that teenagers do know what food are more likely to contain omega 3, proving my prediction wrong, but this is not bad news, as I have learnt that teenagers are aware of other foods that contain omega 3, other than fish.