There are two main ways to determine the indicator’s value. Both require conducting individual interviews with caregivers (responsible for child feeding) of a representative sample of children aged 6 - 23 months:
1) Using Data from Measuring Dietary Diversity
When measuring children’s dietary diversity (see guidance), the questionnaire recommended by WHO/UNICEF also records whether a child consumed an egg and/or flesh food during the previous day. You can use this data to determine the indicator’s value.
2) Asking Directly
If you do not use the questionnaire mentioned above, you should only use the following questions:
Q1: Yesterday, did [child’s name] consume an egg?
A1: yes / no / does not know
Q2: Yesterday, did [child’s name] consume any meat? This can include any of the following:
- fresh fish, dried fish or shellfish
- liver, kidney, heart or [insert other commonly consumed organ meats]
- sausages, hot dogs, ham, bacon, salami, canned meat or [insert other commonly consumed processed meats]
- any other meat, such as beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, duck or [insert other commonly consumed meat]
A2: yes / no / does not know
To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of children aged 6 - 23 months who consumed egg and/or flesh food during the previous day by the total number of surveyed children aged 6 - 23 months (excluding those where the "does not know" answer was provided). Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage.