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Table 4 Foods comprising healthy (recommended) & current (unhealthy) diet baskets, five household (HH) structures

From: Testing the price and affordability of healthy and current (unhealthy) diets and the potential impacts of policy change in Australia

Current (unhealthy) diet basket
  HH 1a HH 2b HH 3c HH 4d HH 5e
Constructed diets: Total energy per HH per day (kJ) 48890 23370 10670 16240 34040
Reported diets: Total energy per HH per day (kJ) 48590 24160 10220 14740 34380
Food Total amount per fortnight
Fruit
 Apples, loose (g) 3100 1700 500 1100 2200
 Bananas, loose (g) 3200 1700 500 1200 2200
 Oranges, loose (g) 3200 1700 500 1200 2200
 Fruit salad, canned in juice (g) 3100 1700 500 1100 2200
Vegetables
 Potato, loose (g) 2100 1050 400 800 1450
 Sweetcorn, canned (g) 510 240 100 200 340
 Broccoli, loose (g) 300 130 70 140 200
 White cabbage, loose (g) 300 130 70 140 200
 Iceberg lettuce, whole (g) 540 260 100 200 360
 Carrot, loose (g) 760 340 160 320 500
 Pumpkin (g) 1100 500 200 500 700
 Four bean mix, canned (g) 750 350 150 300 500
 Diced tomatoes, canned (g) 1600 650 400 800 1050
 Onion, loose (g) 540 260 100 200 360
 Tomatoes, loose (g) 900 400 200 400 600
 Frozen mixed vegetables, pre-packaged (g) 900 400 200 400 600
 Frozen peas, pre-packaged (g) 700 300 200 300 500
 Baked beans, canned (g) 825 475 125 250 600
Grain (cereal) foods
 Weetbix 1400 700 250 450 950
 Wholemeal bread, pre-packaged (g) 700 350 150 250 500
 Rolled oats (g) 600 300 100 200 400
 White bread, pre-packaged (g) 4600 2200 950 1550 3150
 Cornflakes (g) 1400 700 250 450 950
 White pasta (g) 1650 800 300 550 1100
 White rice (g) 1650 800 300 550 1100
Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds
 Beef mince (g) 800 375 200 300 575
 Lamb loin chops (g) 790 370 200 300 570
 Beef rump steak (g) 840 420 200 300 620
 Tuna, canned in springwater (g) 1145 500 285 560 785
 Chicken breast (g) 1750 730 460 640 1190
 Eggs (g) 1140 565 240 460 805
 Canned meat and vegetable casserole (g) 2350 1200 600 650 1800
Milk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives
 Cheddar cheese, full fat (g) 720 370 120 200 490
 Milk, full fat (ml) 9850 4850 1600 2900 6450
 Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (g) 310 160 55 80 215
 Milk, reduced fat (ml) 6350 3150 1000 1900 4150
 Yoghurt, reduced fat (g) 910 440 130 220 570
 Yoghurt, flavoured reduced fat (g) 150 0 150 100 150
Unsaturated oils and spreads
 Canola margarine (g) 120 50 25 65 75
 Sunflower oil (ml) 120 50 25 65 75
Discretionary choices
 Beer, full strength (ml) 7235 2639 3569 2986 6208
 White wine, sparkling (ml) 1454 482 498 1014 980
 Whisky (ml) 163 51 71 107 122
 Red wine (ml) 1454 482 498 1014 980
 Butter (g) 364 181 58 163 239
 Muffin, commercial (g) 3485 1521 747 1217 2268
 Cream-filled sweet biscuit, pre-packaged (g) 933 320 332 405 652
 Muesli bar, pre-packaged (g) 528 322 83 81 405
 Peanuts, salted (g) 295 108 83 137 191
 Pizza, commercial (g) 3013 1610 830 573 2440
 Savoury flavoured biscuits (g) 1298 642 249 407 891
 Confectionary (g) 662 342 116 146 458
 Chocolate (g) 321 169 58 61 227
 Coca Cola (ml) 14117 7468 4026 2284 11493
 Meat pie, commercial (g) 1209 632 332 245 964
 Frozen lasagne, pre-packaged (g) 1381 767 332 490 1099
 Hamburger, commercial (g) 1306 609 332 324 941
 Beef sausages (g) 1557 486 664 822 1150
 Ham (g) 1059 403 332 490 735
 Potato crisps, pre-packaged (g) 673 367 71 44 438
 Potato chips, commercial (g) 1176 565 249 486 814
 Ice cream (g) 1948 806 332 727 1138
 White sugar (g) 1492 724 208 528 931
 Salad dressing (ml) 616 305 133 153 437
 Tomato sauce (ml) 641 305 133 153 437
 Chicken soup, canned (g) 2714 1078 598 1753 1675
 Orange fruit drink (ml) 8201 4485 1245 1861 5730
 Fish fillet crumbed, pre-packaged (g) 535 266 108 211 374
Healthy (recommended) diet basket
  HH 1a HH 2b HH 3c HH 4d HH 5e
Constructed diets: Total energy per HH per day (kJ) 42600 22030 8750 14170 30780
Recommended diets: Total energy per HH per day (kJ) 43100 22400 9000 13800 31400
Food Total amount per fortnight
Fruit
 Apples, loose (g) 7910 4060 1400 2800 5460
 Bananas, loose (g) 7910 4060 1400 2800 5460
 Oranges, loose (g) 7910 4060 1400 2800 5460
Vegetables
 Potato, loose (g) 2970 1620 700 800 2320
 Sweetcorn, canned (g) 1485 810 350 400 1160
 Broccoli, loose (g) 2170 1120 350 700 1470
 White cabbage, loose (g) 2170 1120 350 700 1470
 Iceberg lettuce, whole (g) 2170 1120 350 700 1470
 Carrot, loose (g) 3255 1680 525 1050 2205
 Pumpkin (g) 3255 1680 525 1050 2205
 Four bean mix, canned (g) 2760 960 1050 750 2010
 Diced tomatoes, canned (g) 2373 1218 420 840 1638
 Onion, loose (g) 2373 1218 420 840 1638
 Tomatoes, loose (g) 2373 1218 420 840 1638
 Frozen mixed vegetables, pre-packaged (g) 2373 1218 420 840 1638
 Frozen peas, pre-packaged (g) 2373 1218 420 840 1638
Grain (cereal) foods
 Weetbix 2896 1656 560 720 2216
 Wholemeal bread, pre-packaged (g) 5792 3312 1120 1440 4432
 Rolled oats (g) 8688 4968 1680 2160 6648
 White bread, pre-packaged (g) 1133 669 224 256 893
 Cornflakes (g) 850 502 168 192 670
 White pasta (g) 2124 1254 420 480 1674
 White rice (g) 2124 1254 420 480 1674
 Wholegrain crackers (g) 991 585 196 224 781
Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds
 Beef mince (g) 1514 865 303 433 1168
 Lamb loin chops (g) 1516 866 303 433 1169
 Beef rump steak (g) 1518 867 304 434 1171
 Tuna, canned in springwater (g) 2675 1374 467 934 1841
 Chicken breast (g) 2137 1098 373 746 1471
 Eggs (g) 3208 1648 560 1120 2208
 Peanuts, unsalted (g) 960 360 420 420 780
Milk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives
 Cheddar cheese, full fat (g) 1104 544 160 520 704
 Milk, full fat (ml) 7651 3713 1125 3375 4838
 Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (g) 408 198 60 180 258
 Milk, reduced fat (ml) 26867 13034 4000 12167 17034
 Yoghurt, reduced fat (g) 10746 5213 1600 4867 6813
Unsaturated oils and spreads
 Canola margarine (g) 538 226 186 186 412
 Sunflower oil (ml) 757 318 261 262 579
  1. HH Household
  2. aHH1 (n = 6): male 19–50 year; female 19–50 year; female 70 + yrs; boy 14 years; girl 8 years; boy 4 years
  3. bHH2 (n = 3): female 19–50 year; boy 14 years; girl 8 years
  4. cHH3 (n = 1): male 19–50 year
  5. dHH4 (n = 2): male 70+ yrs; female 70 + yrs
  6. eHH5 (n = 4): adult male 19–50 year old; adult female 19–50 year old; boy 14 years old; girl 8 years
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