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Table 2 Intake (mean ± SD) per snacking episode in number of servings, compared to one USDA serving

From: A comparison of snack serving sizes to USDA guidelines in healthy weight and overweight minority preschool children enrolled in Head Start

Food group na Mean intake ± SD p-value
Milk 55 0.76 ± 0.34 <0.000**
Fruits and Vegetables Overall 53 0.77 ± 0.34 <0.000**
 Fresh fruits 40 0.67 ± 0.34 <0.000**
 Canned fruits 43 0.87 ± 0.53 0.124
Grains and Breads Overall 51 2.04 ± 0.89 <0.000**
 Low sugar/low fatb 44 1.75 ± 0.71 <0.000**
 High sugar/high fatc 42 2.12 ± 1.10 <0.000**
Meat and Meat Alternatesd 34 2.20 ± 1.89 0.001**
Other Foodse 27 1.43 ± 1.08 0.047*
  1. Statistics are based on all observations with valid data
  2. an represents the total number of children analyzed per food group. Milk was the only food group offered daily, for which all participating children had a record of intake
  3. bLow sugar/low fat grains and breads included breakfast cereal, wheat crackers, wheat bagels, whole wheat breads
  4. cHigh sugar/high fat grains and breads included cookies, graham and animal crackers, cupcakes and cakes
  5. dMeat and meat alternates included cheeses, yogurt, eggs, deli meats, and peanut butter
  6. eOther foods included cream cheese, cheese dip, and ice cream
  7. * 95 % significance level
  8. ** 95 % significance level