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Table 3 Comparison amount (g) consumed of food groups during lunch of primary schoolchildren based on place of consumption as reported in the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (2012–2014)

From: What’s for lunch? The content and quality of lunches consumed by Dutch primary schoolchildren and the differences between lunches consumed at home and at school

  Place of consumption
Food groups Median (g) U z p
At home
(n = 185)
At school
(n = 178)
Bread and cereal products 70.0 70.0 14,954.5 −1.02 0.309
Butter and margarine 9.0 8.0 7595.5 −1.22 0.224
Meat products 16.0 16.5 4061.0 −.83 0.409
Cheese 18.0 15.4 1553.5 −.38 0.705
Other toppings and spreads 18.1 14.2 3245.5 −2.19 0.029*
Milk and other dairy products 190.8 206.0 2337.0 −1.80 0.072
Drinks 200.0 206.0 4534.0 −1.97 0.049*
Vegetables 39.7 25.8 57.5 −1.12 0.265
Fruit/fruit products 82.2 67.3 71.5 −1.35 0.177
Snacks 19.0 12.5 666.5 −1.93 0.054
  1. Mann-Whitney U-analysis. *p ≤ 0.05