Table 1

Food groupings in dietary pattern analysis

Food groups

Food items


Bread and grain

Refined and whole bread and grain, pasta, cookies/cakes, breakfast cereal, porridge, rice

Vegetables and roots

Vegetables, legumes, potato, starchy vegetables

Fruit

Fruit, fruit juice, berries, melons

Meat

Red meat, poultry, fish, egg, offal

Dairy

Milk, fermented milk, yoghurt, cheese

Edible fat

Vegetable oil and animal fat


Koochek et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:411   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-411

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