Table 1

 Rating of food frequency for each item (number of servings a week) for the calculation of the nutritional index

Nutritional index points for weekly servings
2 points1 point0 points
Meat (about 150 g)>1 to <55 to <6 or 0.5 to 1⩾6 or <0.5
Sausage, low fat (slices)2 to 18>18 to <25 or <2 to ⩾0.5⩾25 or <0.5
Side dishes rich in starch, low fat⩾86 to <8<6
French fries, baked potatoesNone⩽0.5>0.5
Eggs (pieces)None⩽1>1
Milk, hot chocolate (0.2 l)⩽3>3 to 7>7
Margarine, low fat (10 g)10 to 17>17 to <25 or 7 to <10⩾25 or <7
Curd cheese, yogurt, buttermilk (150 g)>5 to 93 to 5 or >9 to 13<3 or >13
CreamNone⩽0.5>0.5
Cheese, low fat (slices)14 to 197 to <14 or >19 to <26<7 or ⩾26
Fresh fruits (pieces)⩾97 to <9<7
Salad or vegetables, raw⩾127 to <12<7
Vegetables, cooked⩾64 to <6<4
Bread, proportion wholemeal⩾75%50% to <75%<50%
Breakfast cereals5 to 83 to <5 or >8 to 14<3 or >14
Chocolate (bars)None⩽0.5>0.5
Cake, cookies⩽1>1 to <2⩾2
Salty snacks (100 g)None⩽0.5>0.5
Convenience foodNone⩽0.5>0.5
Drinks, low energy (l)⩾10.58.5 to <10.5<8.5