Why do you need a license to use the NutriSTEP® questionnaires?

  • It is necessary that all copyrighted materials are licensed for use. The NutriSTEP® questionnaires are the products of substantial research and validation. In order to protect the integrity of the questionnaires and monitor their use, a formal licensing system has been established. This ensures that the questionnaires are used appropriately and clarifies everyone’s rights and liabilities. It also facilitates follow-up with users for possible improvements.
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What is covered by the license?

  • The NutriSTEP® questionnaire for preschoolers in English, French, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietnamese is covered by the license.
  • The Toddler NutriSTEP® questionnaire in English, French and Spanish is covered by the license.
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How to obtain a license

Licenses for individuals or organizations to use NutriSTEP® questionnaires are available at Flintbox Technologies at:

Licenses for Electronic Medical Record vendors or mobile device providers are available in collaboration with the Catalyst Centre at the University of Guelph. For more information, please contact: rjanis@nutristep.ca.

  • What is Flintbox?
  • Flintbox is an online portal for university technologies.
  • University Technology Transfer offices across Canada all use Flintbox to disseminate information about their technologies and to make certain items available for immediate download.
  • Why is the NutriSTEP® questionnaire only available on Flintbox or through the Catalyst Centre at the University of Guelph?
  • The distribution rights for the NutriSTEP® questionnaires have been granted to the University of Guelph through the Catalyst Centre. By using Flintbox, the University can make the NutriSTEP® questionnaires available at the click of a button and at the same time ensure that the integrity of the questionnaires is protected through a license agreement.
  • What are the steps in accessing the NutriSTEP® questionnaires through Flintbox?
  1. Visit the Flintbox page at https://guelph.flintbox.com/public/search/?search_field=nutristep&x=13&y=12 and select 'Login' at the top right of the page.
  2. You will be prompted to create a Flintbox user account. Be sure to provide your complete physical address. Your account information will be sent to the email provided upon registration.
  3. Confirm your registration by following the link provided in the email sent to you by Flintbox and login to your new account.
  4. Scroll down to the 'Search' heading and type in 'NutriSTEP' under 'Find Innovations'.
  5. Results will show for both the Preschool and Toddler versions of the Questionnaire. Select the version you wish to purchase.
  6. Scroll down to the bottom of the next page that appears. Under the 'Offerings' heading you can select the English version of either the Toddler NutriSTEP questionnaire or the NutriSTEP Questionnaire (original preschool version). For languages other than English, please see the contact information .
  7. On the next page that appears, select 'BUY'.
  8. A new Login page will open on your browser. Enter the appropriate information to login to an existing account or to create a new account .
  9. A new page will open on your browser. Review the license by clicking on 'NUTRISTEP® LICENCE Revision: 1'.
  10. If you agree with the license, select 'Yes, I AGREE to this license' and select 'Continue'.
  11. On the page that follows, review your order and fill out your desired method of payment. Select 'Continue'.
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