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Table 5 Percent of children consuming foods from different food groups in the dry and rainy seasons

From: Effects of agricultural biodiversity and seasonal rain on dietary adequacy and household food security in rural areas of Kenya

Food group Akithii Uringu Akithii Uringu
Dry season Dry season Rainy season Rainy season
% SE % SE % SE % SE
Cereals, roots and tubers 98.5 1.0 96.2 3.8 98.9 0.68 98.2 0.9
Vitamin A rich fruits & veg 74.5 4.2 91.3 2.8 59.6 0.5 78.0 0.07
Other fruits & vegetables 13.6 6.0 47.7 7.4 23.1 4.9 52.0 1.3
Sugars, syrup and sweets 26.7 2.1 28.4 3.0 45.3 0.9 56.5 1.4
Legumes & nuts 17.9 2.5 46.4 0.2 28.8 6.3 44.6 4.3
Meat, poultry, fish 1.7 0.01 2.1 0.4 0.6 0.2 2.2 1.7
Fats & oils 13.8 5.3 18.9 1.9 13.7 0.1 11.7 0.3
Dairy products 50.4 2.5 79.4 4.9 61.9 2.1 78.7 0.2
Eggs 0.4 0.003 1.1 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.9 0.01
Beverages* 0.8 0.3 0.9 0.03 1.0 0.3 1.5 0.4
  1. *When doing the 24 hour recalls, black tea or coffee were not included as foods used in calculating nutrient intakes since they do not contain any macro- or micronutrients. However if milk was added to the tea or coffee, the milk portion was added to the dairy group. Hence the beverages referred to in the table are cold drinks.