How to construct the Food Consumption Score

Check out this video on how to calculate the FCS using SPSS

The Food Consumption Score (FCS) is the most commonly used food security indicator derived from CFSVA surveys. It represents households' dietary diversity and nutrient intake. The FCS is calculated by inspecting how often households consume food items from the different food groups during a 7 day reference period.

***Note that this tutorial refers to a previous version of the FCS module, but will still demonstrate the key SPSS functions required to construct the FCS. The current module (and accompaying syntax) can be found within the posted CARI guidance.*** 

Related resources
FCS syntax
FCS Powerpoint slides (Bangkok, 2009)
FCS guidelines (WFP, 2008)