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Table 1 Food classification

From: A parent focused child obesity prevention intervention improves some mother obesity risk behaviors: the Melbourne inFANT Program

Food groups Items included
Full cream milk  
Reduced fat milk  
Other milks Soy milk or others.
Diet carbonated soft drink  
Non-diet carbonated soft drink  
Fruit juices  
White bread Including high fiber white.
Non white bread Including wholemeal, multi-grain, rye, soy and linseed.
Wholemeal crackers  
Porridge  
Breakfast cereals  
Rice  
Pasta  
Non-fat Potatoes  
Raw vegetables  
Cooked vegetables  
Legumes  
Common fresh fruits Bananas, apples, pears, and oranges.
Other fresh fruits  
Tinned or dried fruits  
Ricotta and cottage cheese  
All other cheeses  
Yogurt  
Eggs  
Chicken  
Red meats Beef or veal (not corned), lamb, and pork.
Sausages  
Deli meats Processed meats (e.g. ham, corned beef, prosciutto, salami) and bacon.
Non-fried fish  
Fried fish  
Potatoes cooked in fat  
Savory pastries  
Pizzas  
Salty and non-whole meal biscuits  
Crisps Corn chips, potato crisps, Twisties.
Sweet biscuits  
Cakes and pastries  
Ice cream  
Chocolate-based products Chocolate and confectionary containing chocolate.
Other confectionery  
Olives  
Peanut products Peanuts, peanut butter or peanut paste.
Nuts other than peanuts  
Tomato sauce or Ketchup  
Fat spreads Cream, sour cream, or Mayonnaise.
Oil and vinegar salad dressing  
Low-calorie salad dressing  
Butter on vegetables  
Margarine or oil on vegetables  
Yeast extracts/spreads Vegemite, Marmite, or Promite.
Jam, marmalade, honey, or syrups  
Coffee  
Tea  
Herbal tea  
Alcohol