Table 3

Comparison of child intake of selected foods (servings/d) by school

School A

School B

Both


N = 46

N = 112

N = 158

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

Green leafy vegetables *

0.25 (0.37)

0.39 (0.34)

0.35 (0.36)

Cruciferous vegetables *

0.39 (0.52)

0.23 (0.20)

0.28 (0.34)

All vegetables

2.09 (2.05)

1.90 (1.10)

1.96 (1.44)

Legume *

0.21 (0.47)

0.26 (0.33)

0.25 (0.37)

Fruit

4.78 (2.80)

4.77 (2.39)

4.78 (2.51)

Fruit and vegetables

6.71 (4.07)

6.70 (3.18)

6.71 (3.45)

Dairy *

2.02 (1.77)

2.80 (1.43)

2.60 (1.56)

Low fat dairy *

1.01 (1.05)

1.38 (0.80)

1.27 (0.89)

Juice

1.89 (1.50)

1.53 (1.04)

1.64 (1.20)

Soda *

0.74 (0.80)

0.12 (0.28)

0.30 (0.57)

Sugar drink *

2.34 (1.82)

1.59 (1.07)

1.81 (1.37)

Baked *

3.61 (3.07)

0.95 (0.77)

1.72 (2.13)

Chips *

0.64 (1.05)

0.20 (0.34)

0.32 (0.66)

Gelatin desserts *

4.16 (2.11)

0.22 (0.25)

1.35 (2.12)

Candy *

8.85 (2.95)

0.38 (0.42)

2.90 (4.22)

Cracker *

0

0.30 (0.30)

0.30 (0.30)

Peanut *

0.15 (0.25)

0.06 (0.12)

0.09 (0.17)

Dark bread *

0.39 (0.81)

0.77 (0.94)

0.66 (0.92)

White bread *

1.01 (1.13)

0.58 (0.79)

0.71 (0.93)


*p-value < 0.05 comparing the two schools using the t-test

Merchant et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-1

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