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Table 1 Estimated nutritive value of the low-price model lunch sets provided to female garment workers at a factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodiaa

From: Impact of lunch provision on anthropometry, hemoglobin, and micronutrient status of female Cambodian garment workers: exploratory randomized controlled trial

Nutritive valueb Mean Min. Max.
Energy, kcal (% of RDA) 697 (33) 591 (28) 793 (38)
Carbohydrates, g (% of RDA) 107 (37) 100 (34) 123 (42)
Protein, g (% of RDA) 23 (46) 16 (32) 30 (60)
Fat, g (% of RDA) 18 (34) 12 (23) 24 (45)
Dietary fiber, g (% of AI) 8 (32) 6 (24) 12 (48)
Vitamin C, mg (% of RDA) 111 (159) 24 (34) 212 (303)
Iron, mg (% of RDA) 6 (20) 4 (14) 12 (41)
Vitamin A, μg RAE (% of RDA) 331 (66) 61 (12) 799 (160)
Folate, μg (% of RDA) 175 (44) 29 (7) 477 (120)
Vitamin B12, μg (% of RDA) 0.7 (29) 0.2 (8) 1.5 (63)
  1. aAmong 12 various lunch sets (composed of stir-fry, soup, side item (cooked rice), and fruit dessert) provided over a biweekly rotating cycle (one set per day, at six workdays per week). Data from a preceding publication including detailed information on the biweekly menu, costs, ingredients, serving sizes, and estimated individual nutritive values [18]
  2. bFollowing recommendations for non-pregnant women aged 19–30 years old from various sources: energy, protein (adjusted for 80% protein quality), vitamin C, iron (adjusted for 10% bioavailability), vitamin A, and folate [20]; carbohydrates [21]; fat and vitamin B12 [22]; and dietary fiber [23]
  3. Min Minimum, Max Maximum, kcal Kilocalories, RDA Recommended dietary allowance, AI Adequate intake, RAE Retinol activity equivalent