There are two main ways to determine the indicator’s value. Both require conducting individual interviews with caregivers 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 fruits and/or vegetables (Q7C-Q7H). You can use the data to determine the indicator’s value.
2) Asking About Vegetables / Fruits Only
If you do not use the questionnaire mentioned above, you should only use the following questions:
Q1: Yesterday, did [child’s name] consume any fruits or vegetables?
A1: yes / no / does not know
To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of children aged 6 - 23 months who consumed vegetables or fruits 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.