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Table 2 Food groups categories used in the Diet Quality Tracker

From: Changes in diet quality during a 12 month weight loss randomised controlled trial

Major food group classification in the DQT (n = 10) Examples of sub-major food groups included
Grains Refined grains
Discretionary grains
Non refined grains
Mixed dishes where cereal is the major ingredient, e.g. pizza
Starchy vegetables Starchy vegetables
Mixed dishes where starchy vegetable is the major ingredient, e.g. potato salad
Legumes Legumes
Mixed dishes where legume is the major ingredient, e.g. falafel
Spreads/oils Oils
Spreads (including avocado)
Protein rich foods Non oily fish
Lean meat
Low/reduced fat cheese
Oily fish
Soybean
Medium fat meat
Full fat cheese
Egg
Mixed dishes where protein rich food is the major ingredient, e.g. chicken casserole
Fruit Fruit
Dried fruit
Juice
Mixed dishes where fruit is the major ingredient, e.g. fruit crumble
Non-starchy vegetables Non-starchy vegetables
Mixed dishes where non-starchy vegetable is the major ingredient, e.g. pumpkin salad
Milk/Yoghurt Low/reduced fat milk/yoghurt
Full fat milk/yoghurt
Milk alternatives e.g. soy milk
Mixed dishes where milk/yoghurt is the major ingredient, e.g. smoothie
Discretionary foods/beverages All foods/beverages categorised as “Discretionary” [57]
Alcoholic beverages All alcoholic beverages