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Table 1 Food and beverages provided by OSHC services over a two day observation period

From: Foods and beverages provided in out of school hours care services: an observational study

Food Description Days (%) food & beverages were observed to be offered (n =176)
Fruit 166 (94)
   Fresh fruit 165 (94)
   Dried fruit 8 (5)
   Canned fruit 6 (3)
Vegetables 77 (44)
   Fresh/ raw 67 (38)
   Cooked vegetables in meals 10 (6)
Dairy or alternatives 90 (51)
   Cheese 66 (37)
   Milk 16 (9)
   Light milk 8 (5)
   Full cream milk 8 (5)
   Dairy alternatives 3 (2)
   Yoghurt 15 (9)
   Flavoured (full fat) 5 (3)
   Flavoured (reduced fat) 10 (6)
Lean meats or alternatives 19 (11)
   Beef or chicken 8 (5)
   Chickpeas/hummus/baked beans 8 (5)
   Eggs 1 (1)
   Tuna 2 (1)
Grains 124 (70)
   High fibre/whole grain 41 (23)
   Refined grain 88 (50)
Discretionary foods 142 (81)
   aProcessed meats 48 (27)
   bHigh salt/ low fibre snacks 50 (28)
   cSweet snacks 32 (18)
   dConfectionary 52 (29)
   eDiscretionary dairy 16 (9)
Sauces and spreads  
   Sauces (Tomato / Barbecue / sweet chilli) 37 (21)
   Cream cheese 23 (13)
   Margarine 50 (28)
Beverages  
   Water 174 (99)
   100% fruit juice 2 (1)
   Fruit drink 2 (1)
   Milo™ (chocolate drink) 4 (2)
  1. Foods may not have been provided in isolation, but with a combination of other reported items
  2. OSHC out of school hours care
  3. a includes chicken nuggets, sausages, hotdogs/frankfurts, chorizo, luncheon meat, salami, cabanossi
  4. b includes two-minute noodles, chips, savoury biscuits >1800kJ/100g, packet soup mix, savoury pastries
  5. c includes chocolate, cakes, muffins, sweet biscuits/ cookies, jelly, muesli bars, sweet pastries
  6. d includes jam, honey, cinnamon sugar, sprinkles/ hundreds-and-thousands
  7. e includes cream, ice-cream, custard, butter, frozen yogurt