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Table 1 Portion sizes of school meals consumed by the school children by age and schools

From: Nutritional value of school meals and their contributions to energy and nutrient intakes of rural school children in Enugu and Anambra States, Nigeria

  Age groups
Variables 2 – 5 years (N = 231) 6 – 9 years (N = 239) 10 – 14 years (N = 204) 15 – 18 years (N = 26)
Eke Central Primary School (N = 324) N = 106 N = 86 N = 130 N = 2
Pap + richoco (g) 175a ± 1.22 195b ± 0.99 220c ± 0.88 220c ± 0.46
Okpa (g) 170a ± 2.46 190b ± 1.99 220c ± 1.06 220c ± 0.96
 Bread (g) 65a ± 0.79 85c ± 0.71 80b ± 0.86 80b ± 0.61
 Egg (g) 70a ± 1.73 70a ± 1.43 80b ± 0.20 80b ± 0.18
 Milk (ml) 190a ± 0.57 220b ± 0.51 220b ± 0.49 220b ± 0.40
Moi-moi (g) 170a ± 2.36 210b ± 2.08 220c ± 1.96 230d ± 1.89
 Yoghurt (ml) 180a ± 0.91 190b ± 0.89 210c ± 1.85 220d ± 1.81
cRice & beans jollof+vegetables (g) 240a ± 0.33 280b ± 0.33 350d ± 1.29 340c ± 0.22
Oma-Eke CPS (N = 170) N = 41 N = 78 N = 50 N = 1
Pap + richoco (g) 170a ± 2.12 200b ± 0.99 220d ± 1.07 210c ± 0.98
Okpa (g) 170a ± 0.32 220b ± 0.33 220b ± 0.42 220b ± 0.30
 Bread (g) 70a ± 3.31 75ab ± 2.98 80b ± 2.07 80b ± 1.99
 Egg (g) 70a ± 4.38 70a ± 4.02 75ab ± 3.99 85b ± 3.09.
 Milk (ml) 180a ± 1.88 205b ± 1.02 210bc ± 0.99 215c ± 0.90
Moi-moi (g) 170b ± 2.68 192b ± 2.01 215c ± 1.97 210c ± 1.08
 Yoghurt (ml) 180a ± 2.90 180a ± 2.86 190b ± 1.82 190b ± 1.77
cRice & beans jollof+vegetables (g) 210a ± 2.99 282b ± 2.12 340c ± 2.01 348c ± 1.99
Abatete C/SA PS (N = 206) N = 84 N = 75 N = 24 N = 23
Pap + richoco (g) 170a ± 1.72 200b ± 0.87 220c ± 0.07 220c ± 0.04
Okpa (g) 180a ± 0.78 220b ± 0.88 220b ± 0.81 220b ± 0.01
 Bread (g) 70a ± 1.88 70a ± 0.79 80b ± 0.11 80b ± 0.16
 Egg (g) 70a ± 1.43 70a ± 1.43 70a ± 1.43 70a ± 1.43
 Milk (ml) 180a ± 0.57 210b ± 0.88 220c ± 0.88 240d ± 0.02
Moi-moi (g) 170a ± 2.36 200b ± 0.92 220c ± 0.51 220c ± 0.19
 Soya bean milk (ml) 180a ± 0.91 210b ± 0.92 210b ± 0.42 240c ± 0.18
cRice & beans jollof+vegetables (g) 260a ± 0.06 340b ± 0.45 420c ± 0.24 440d ± 0.11
  1. Abatete C/SA PS Abatete Central/Salvation Army Primary School, Oma-Eke CPS Oma-Eke Community Primary School, Richoco Cocoa powder from Cadbury, Okpa Steamed Bambara groundnut pudding, Moi-moi Steamed cowpea pudding, Pap Maize paste prepared in hot water
  2. cThis was consumed with a finger of banana
  3. Values with different superscripts in the same row are significantly (P < 0.05) different
  4. Values are means ± standard deviations