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Table 1 A summary of the data presented in tables by the Cost of the Diet software for each of the four standard diets. Y = Yes, N = No

From: Cost of the Diet: a method and software to calculate the lowest cost of meeting recommended intakes of energy and nutrients from local foods

Output of software Day Week Season Year Individual Family or HH*
Cost of each diet in currency units Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cost of each food included in each diet in currency units Y Y Y Y Y Y
Cost of a food as percentage of the total cost of each diet N N Y Y Y Y
Weekly cost of food groups in currency, for food habits nutritious diet only N Y Y Y Y Y
Number of foods included in each diet Y Y Y Y Y Y
Number of servings of each food in each diet Y Y Y N Y Y
Number of food groups included in each diet Y Y Y Y Y Y
Edible weight of each food in each diet in g Y Y Y Y Y Y
Total weight of each food in each diet in g Y Y Y N Y Y
Quantity of a food included in a diet as a percentage of total edible food weight N N Y Y Y Y
Quantity of nutrients provided by the edible portion of food in a diet in g Y Y Y N Y Y
Nutrients provided by each food as a percentage of the target specifications Y Y Y Y Y Y
Percentage of energy and nutrient specifications met by each diet Y Y Y Y Y Y
Affordability of diet as percentage of income by wealth group, if income and expenditure data entered (not for macronutrients diet) N N Y Y Y Y
  1. *HH = household