Cambridge University MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network MRC Epidemiology Unit EPIC-Norfolk

The EPIC-Norfolk Food Frequency Questionnaire and FETA Software


FETA is a tool to calculate nutrient and food group data from food frequency questionnaires.

Questionnaire Download

EPIC-Norfolk FFQ v.6


User documentation

FETA Screenshots

Food table licence

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Reference Paper for FETA Software
A new tool for converting food frequency questionnaire data into nutrient and food group values: FETA research methods and availability.

FETA FFQ Modification Instructions
Download the document to help you modify FETA look-up tables to process modified Food Frequency Questionnaires.

Software Downloads

New Data Entry Form for 2018:

We have created a data entry form for Food Frequency Questionnaire, using the free LibreOffice software (LibreOffice) that is compatible with FETA software.
Please find here (Install LibreOffice to read document) the read-me document on how to install the data entry form. Should you have any queries regarding FETA, please let us know by e-mail.

FETA ( Φετα ) FFQ EPIC Tool for Analysis:
FETA for Windows v2.53 (updated 15/03/2013)
FETA for Linux v2.53 (i486, updated 18/03/2018)(x86_64, updated 18/03/2018)(deb, updated 18/03/2018)
FFQ data entry form for Linux and Windows Librebase (updated 09/01/2018)
Source code


If you download FETA please let us know by e-mail. We will only use your email address very occasionally to let you know if a new version of FETA is available. If you register, you can request help and support from our team of research nutritionists and we may be able to provide some additional nutrients and food groups to use with the software.


Many people have contributed to the food frequency questionnaire software. With thanks to: Amit Bhaniani, Adam Dickinson, Nita Forouhi, Rupesh Ghelani, Anthony Khawaja, Robert Luben, Stuart Meacham, Angela Mulligan, Jamal Natour, Laura O'Connor, David Parry-Smith, Eliza Sellen, Neha Shah, Wing Wong.


Software for EPIC-FFQ project was funded by the MRC Population Health Services Research Network (PHSRN). Database development and curation was funded by Cancer Research UK and MRC programme grant and the MRC Centre for Nutritional Epidemiology in Cancer Prevention and Survival.


If you process your FFQ data using FETA, please cite the following reference:

Angela A Mulligan, Robert N Luben, Amit Bhaniani et al. A new tool for converting food frequency questionnaire data into nutrient and food group values: FETA research methods and availability. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004503 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004503.

Please acknowledge the EPIC-Norfolk Study in your publications as follows:

"The authors would like to acknowledge the contribution of the staff and participants of the EPIC-Norfolk Study. EPIC-Norfolk has been supported by the Medical Research Council programme grants (G9502233, G0401527, G1000143) and Cancer Research UK programme grants (SP2024/0201, SP2024/0204, C865/A2883, C864/A8257, C864/A14136)".

FETA is licenced under the General Public Licence , version 2 (GPL v.2) which is an Open Source licence. A copy of the licence can be seen here. There is a great deal of information available explaining the licence. The following pages help to explain the licence: GPL FAQ, GPL Explained

By using this website and by submitting data for analysis you are also agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  1. You will make appropriate acknowledgement of the authors and funders of the FFQ programs in any publications using the analyzed data.
  2. You understand that the FFQ program uses data made available to the authors under the Open Government Licence and that data provided to you derives from this data.

References and Further Reading

You will find references and further reading here.


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Last updated: 6 December 2018