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Table 1 Classification of foods consumed by children according to WHO’s seven food groups

From: Determinants of infant and young complementary feeding practices among children 6–23 months of age in urban Pakistan: a multicenter longitudinal study

Food groups

Foods mentioned in infant 24-h recall form

Grains, roots and tubers

Rice, Tuber (potato), Bread/Cookies/Crackers, Porridge/Cereal, Pasta

Legumes and nuts


Dairy products

Milk, yoghurt, cheese

Flesh foods

Red/Organ meats (Beef, Liver, Kidney), Fish, Poultry



Vitamin A rich fruits and vegetables

Peaches, watermelon, mangoes, carrots, leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes,

Other fruits and vegetables