Table 1

Scores given to intake of eleven food items. The scores were added to calculate a healthy eating index.

Food item

Intake: Frequency intake and scores


Whole meal bread

Less than 4 times a week = 6

Between 4–6 times a week = 12

More than 7 times a week = 18

Whole meal crisp bread

Less than 4 times a week = 6

Between 4–6 times a week = 12

More than 7 times a week = 18

White bread

Less than 4 times a week = 6

Between 4–6 times a week = 4

7 and more times a week = 2

Two questions for two types of low fat milk

Never/seldom = 4

1–3 glasses a month = 5

Between 1–6 times a week = 10

Between 1–3 glasses a day = 15

4 and more glasses a day = 12

Whole fat milk

Never to 3 glasses a month = 8

Between 1–6 times a week = 4

1 and more glasses a day = 2

Sugar sweetened soft drinks

Never to 3 glasses per week = 4

4 times a week and more = 1

Boiled potatoes for dinner

Never to 4 times a week = 6

5 times a week and more = 12

Raw vegetables

Never to 4 times a week = 6

5 times a week and more = 12

Sweets

Never to 3 times a week = 6

3–4 times a week = 4

5 times a week and more = 1

Chocolates

Never to 3 times a week = 6

3–4 times a week = 4

5 times a week and more = 1


Ask et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:33   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-33

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