Table 3

Final food list in the food frequency questionnaire: portions in grams or milliliters and household measures
Food group Small (25th) Medium (50th) Large (75th) Extra large (95th)
Cereals, tubers, roots, and derivatives
  White rice 2 full tablespoon 50 g 4 full tablespoon 100 g 5 full tablespoon 125 g 8 full tablespoon 200 g
  Spaghetti pasta 3 full tablespoon 75 g 4 full tablespoon 100 g 1 paten 200 g 1 full paten 320 g
  Cassava, boiled/fried 2 pieces 60 g 3 pieces 90 g 4 pieces 120 g 6 pieces 240 g
  Potato, boiled/baked/fried 2 full tablespoon 60 g 3 full tablespoon 90 g 4 full tablespoon 120 g 6 full tablespoon 180 g
  Maize porridge, boiled/fried 1 serving spoon 60 g 2 full tablespoon 90 g 3 full tablespoon 150 g 1 paten 325 g
  French or Vienna bread ½ unit 25 g 1 unit 50 g 1 and ½ unit 75 g 2 units 100 g
  White bread 1 slice 25 g 2 slice 50 g 2 and ½ slices 62.5 g 3 and ½ slices 87.5 g
  Whole bread ½ slice 15 g 1 slice 30 g 2 slices 60 g 3 slices 90 g
  Homemade bread 2/3 slice 60 g 1 slice 68 g 1 and ½ slice 86 g 2 and ½ slices 145 g
  Cake 1 small slice 50 g 1 medium slice 70 g 1 large slice 90 g 2 medium slices 140 g
  Wheat cracker 4 units 20 g 6 units 30 g 9 units 45 g 20 units 100 g
  Milk cracker 5 units 25 g 8 units 40 g 11 units 55 g 32 units 160 g
Vegetables and legumes
  Carrot 2 full tablespoon 24 g 3 full tablespoon 36 g 5 full tablespoon 60 g 10 full tablespoon l 120 g
  Tomato 3 small slices 30 g 5 small slices 50 g 7 small slices 70 g 7 medium slices 100 g
  Chayote 1 full tablespoon 30 g 2 full tablespoon 60 g 3 and ½ full tablespoon 100 g 5 full tablespoon 145 g
  Cabbage 4 full tablespoon 40 g 7 full tablespoon 70 g 10 full tablespoon 100 g 6 full medium skimmer 150 g
  Lettuce 1 tagger 20 g 2 taggers 30 g 5 medium leaf 50 g 1 full paten 80 g
  Watercress 1 full dessert plate 20 g 2 taggers 30 g 1 full paten 80 g 2 full patens 160 g
  Kale, spinach 2 full tablespoon 40 g 3 full tablespoon 60 g 5 full tablespoon 100 g 9 full tablespoon 180 g
  Broccoli, cauliflower 1 small bunch 30 g 1 medium bunch 60 g 1 large bunch 100 g 2 medium bunches 130 g
  Snap bean 2 level tablespoon 30 g 2 full tablespoon 40 g 5 full tablespoon 100 g 15 full tablespoon l 300 g
  Pumpkin 1 medium piece 50 g 2 medium pieces 100 g 2 and ½ medium pieces 125 g 6 medium pieces 300 g
  Beet 2 medium slices 30 g 5 medium slices 60 g 8 medium slices 90 g 12 medium slices 140 g
Fruits
  Banana 1 small unit 40 g 1 medium unit 70 g 1 large unit 90 g 2 medium units 140 g
  Apple, pear 1 small unit 90 g 1 and ½ small unit 135 g 1 medium unit 150 g 1 large unit 230 g
  Orange, tangerine 1 small unit 90 g 1 and ½ small unit 135 g 1 large unit 180 g 2 medium units 225 g
  Papaya ½ small slice 80 g 1 medium slice 100 g ¼ unit 135 g ½ unit 270 g
  Mango 1 small piece 60 g 2 small pieces 120 g 1 medium pieces 140 g 6 small pieces 360 g
  Grape 8 units 64 g 14 units 112 g 1 small bunch 170 g 1 medium bunch 350 g
  Persimmon 1 small unit 85 g 1 large unit 150 g 2 medium units 220 g 3 small units 255 g
  Casaba melon ½ small slice 78 g 1 small slice 125 g 1 medium slice 200 g 1 large slice 300 g
  Watermelon 1 small slice 143 g 1 medium slice 200 g 1 large slice 282 g 2 medium slices 350 g
Beans
  Beans (all types) 1 small full scoop 65 g 1 level medium scoop 80 g 2 small full scoop 130 g 2 level medium scoop 160 g
  Lentil 1 level medium scoop 100 g 1 medium full scoop 160 g 2 level medium scoop 200 g 2 medium full scoop 320 g
Meat and eggs
  Beef, boiled/baked/fried 1 small slice 70 g 4 small pieces 80 g 1 large slice 135 g 2 large slices 270 g
  Ground beef 2 full tablespoon 50 g 3 full tablespoon 75 g 4 full tablespoon 100 g 8 full tablespoon 200 g
  Beef steak ½ small unit 40 g 1 small unit 80 g 1 medium unit 100 g 2 medium units 200 g
  Beef liver ½ large unit 75 g 1 small unit 80 g 1 medium unit 100 g 1 large unit 150 g
  Chicken thigh, boiled/baked/fried 1 medium piece 60 g 1 large piece 95 g 2 medium pieces 110 g 3 medium pieces 180 g
  Chicken breast, boiled/baked/fried 1 medium piece 60 g 1 large piece 95 g 2 medium pieces 110 g 3 medium pieces 180 g
  Fish, boiled/baked/fried ½ small piece 60 g 1 small piece 100 g 1 large piece 155 g 2 large pieces 310 g
  Pork, boiled/baked/fried 1 small slice 60 g 1 medium slice 90 g 1 large slice 120 g 2 medium slices 180 g
  Luncheon/bologna ½ unit 30 g 1 unit 60 g 1 and ½ units 90 g 2 and ½ units 150 g
  Frankfurter wiener, hot dog 1 unit 42 g 1 and ½ unit 63 g 2 units 84 g 3 and ½ units 147 g
  Mortadella, ham, salami 1 medium slice 15 g 1 large slice 25 g 2 medium slices 30 g 2 large slices 50 g
  Egg, boiled/fried ½ unit 25 g 1 unit 50 g 1 and ½ unit 75 g 3 units 150 g
Milk and dairy products
  Milk, fluid, 3.25% fat ½ cup 100 ml ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 mug 300 ml
  Milk, fluid, 2% fat ½ cup 100 ml ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 mug 300 ml
  Milk, fluid, nonfat ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 glass 240 ml 1 and ½ cups 250 ml
  Milk, dry 1 full tablespoon 16 g 2 full dessert spoon 18 g 2 full tablespoon 32 g 4 full tablespoon 36 g
  Mozzarella cheese 1 slice 20 g 1 and ½ slice 30 g 2 slices 40 g 3 slices 60 g
  Ricotta cheese 1 small slice 15 g 1 medium slice 35 g 1 large slice 45 g 2 large slices 90 g
  Muenster cheese 1 small slice 25 g 1 medium slice 35 g 1 large slice 50 g 2 medium large slices 70 g
  Sour cultured, Cream half-half 1 teaspoon 10 g 1 level tablespoon 15 g 1 full tablespoon 25 g 4 level tablespoon 60 g
  American cheese 1 level dessert spoon 10 g 1 level tablespoon 15 g 1 full tablespoon 30 g 2 full tablespoon 60 g
  Yogurt, plan ½ pot 100 g 1 pot 200 g 1 and ½ pots 300 g 2 pots 400 g
  Yogurt, fruit 1 pot 100 g 1 and ½ pots 150 g 2 pots 200 g 3 pots 300 g
Oils and fats
  Margarine 1 level teaspoon 4 g 1 full teaspoon 8 g 1 level dessert spoon 13 g 1 full dessert spoon 23 g
  Butter 1 level teaspoon 4 g 1 full teaspoon 8 g 1 level dessert spoon 13 g 1 full dessert spoon 23 g
  Mayonnaise 1 full teaspoon 6 g 2 full teaspoon 12 g 1 full dessert spoon 17 g 2 full dessert spoon 34 g
  Goose pate 1 full teaspoon 8 g 2 full teaspoon 16 g 1 full dessert spoon 21 g 3 full dessert spoon 63 g
  Oil, add 1 teaspoon 2 ml 2 teaspoon 4 ml 1 dessert spoon 5 ml 1 tablespoon 8 ml
Sugars and sweets
  Sago 3 full tablespoon 90 g 4 full tablespoon 120 g 5 full tablespoon 150 g 6 full tablespoon 180 g
  Chocolate 2 pieces 15 g 3 pieces 30 g 4 pieces 40 g 8 pieces 80 g
  Flan, pudding 1 full tablespoon 50 g 2 full tablespoon 90 g 3 full tablespoon 130 g 5 full tablespoon 220 g
  Ice cream 1 full tablespoon 55 g 1 ball 75 g 1 cup 100 g 2 balls 150 g
  Gelatin 2 full tablespoon 50 g 3 full tablespoon 75 g 5 full tablespoon 125 g 12 full tablespoon 300 g
  Condensed milk 1 level teaspoon 10 g 1 level dessert spoon 15 g 1 full tablespoon 40 g 2 full dessert spoon 50 g
  Jelly 1 full teaspoon 10 g 2 full teaspoon 20 g 1 full tablespoon 34 g 2 full tablespoon 68 g
  Honey 1 dessert spoon 10 g 1 tablespoon 15 g 2 dessert spoon 20 g 2 tablespoon 30 g
  Chocolate, dry 1 level dessert spoon 7 g 1 level tablespoon 11 g 1 full tablespoon 16 g 2 full tablespoon 32 g
Beverages
  Coffee, brewed ¼ cup 50 ml ½ cup 100 ml ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml
  Coffee, instant 1 teaspoon 1.5 g 2 teaspoon 3 g 4 teaspoon 6 g 6 teaspoon 9 g
  Tea ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 and ¼ cups 250 ml 1 mug 300 ml
  Soft drink 1 cup 200 ml 1 full glass 250 ml 1 can 350 ml 2 full glass 500 ml
  Fruit juice raw ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 full glass 250 ml 2 cups 400 ml
  Fruit juice artificial ¾ cup 150 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 full glass 250 ml 2 full glass 500 ml
  Soymilk ¾ cup 150 ml ½ glass 175 ml 1 cup 200 ml 1 full glass 250 ml
  Beer 1 glass 300 ml 1 bottle 600 ml 1 and ½ bottles 900 ml 6 bottles 3600 ml
  Wine ½ glass 75 ml ¾ glass 115 ml 1 glass 150 ml 2 glass 300 ml

Sarmento et al.

Sarmento et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:740   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-740

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