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Table 3 Ratings of images by food category

From: Assessing food appeal and desire to eat: the effects of portion size & energy density

  Food Appeal (± SD) Desire to Eat (± SD)
Fruit 71.8 (12.7)*a 59.7 (19.9)*b
Discretionary foods 61.7 (14.1)a 45.9 (21.6)b
Grains 58.1 (13.9)a 44.3 (21.0)b
Dairy 49.3 (17.8)a 38.3 (21.8)b
Vegetables 56.2 (13.2)a 41.5 (19.3)b
Mixed dishes 55.2 (14.9)a 42.6 (21.6)b
Protein 53.4 (17.8)a 40.9 (23.6)b
Total 57.9 (11.6)a 44.7 (18.0)b
  1. *indicates fruit is rated significantly higher than the other food categories (p < 0.05)
  2. a, b different superscripts indicate significant differences between appeal and desire within a food category (p < 0.05)