Table 1: Consumption frequency scores and dietary guideline scores for each food group.

Food groupsConsumption frequenciesFrequency ScoresRecommended dietary guidelinesDietary guideline scores

(1) Whole-grain cereals
(2) Fibre-rich breakfast cereals
(3) Refined cereals
More than once daily 4 *Eat mostly whole grains
Once daily 31
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 10
Rarely/never 0

(4) Fruits
(5) Raw salad
(6) Cooked vegetables
More than once daily 4 Add colour with fruits
**Eat more fruits and vegetables
Once daily 31
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 10
Rarely/never 0

(7) Beans or pulsesMore than once daily 4 *Eat vegetable protein daily
**Eat more pulses and legumes
Once daily 31
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 10
Rarely/never 0

(8) Dairy productsMore than once daily 4 *Enjoy calcium-rich foods
Once daily 31
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 10
Rarely/never 0

(9) Red meat
(10) Lean meat
(11) Eggs
(12) Processed meat
More than once daily 4 **Eat foods that are low in fat, especially saturated fat
Once daily 30
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 11
Rarely/never 0

(13) FishMore than once daily 4 *Choose healthy protein
**Eat foods that are low in fat, especially saturated fat
Once daily 31
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 10
Rarely/never 0

(14) Sweetened foods
(15) Nonalcoholic fizzy drinks
More than once daily 4 **Limit your intake of added sugars from beverages and foods
Once daily 30
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 11
Rarely/never 0

(16) Fast foods
(17) Fried foods
More than once daily 4 **Choose and prepare foods with less salt
**Eat foods that are low in fat, especially saturated fat
Once daily 30
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 11
Rarely/never 0

(18) Alcoholic drinksMore than once daily 4 *Do not drink alcohol when you may become pregnant
**If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation
Once daily 30
Once or more per week 2
Once or more per month 11
Rarely/never 0

CDPH: California Department of Public Health; MOHQL: Ministry of Health and Quality of Life (Mauritius).