The Nutritional Healthy Eating Survey contains 12 questions, each question has a point score assigned to it. The questions are based on healthy eating principles related to body weight maintenance and nutrient intakes. Some of the principles considered in the questionnaire are related to fibre intake, fat and sugar content, meal size, snacking and nutrient intake. Most of these principles will help assist weight loss by reducing calorie intake without reducing nutrient intake. For individuals trying to lose weight the higher the number the better.