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Table 1 Comparison of mean nutrient composition and food group servings of menus during each experimental conditions

From: Results from an experimental trial at a Head Start center to evaluate two meal service approaches to increase fruit and vegetable intake of preschool aged children

  Control F&V First Provider Portioned p-valuea
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Energy (kcal) 426.8 (119.2) 419.6 (96.4) 468.3 (109.4) 0.56
Fat (g) 15.3 (6.2) 16.7 (6.6) 17.5 (6.0) 0.73
% Calories from Fat 31.4 (6.6) 34.5 (6.8) 32.8 (6.5) 0.58
% Calories from Saturated Fat 13.5 (3.4) 14.1 (3.7) 12.9 (2.5) 0.74
% Calories from Carbohydrate 46.3 (3.6) 44.2 (6.7) 45.4 (6.0) 0.71
% Calories from Protein 22.0 (5.1) 21.0 (2.7) 21.5 (3.5) 0.85
Total Fiber (g) 3.4 (1.2) 3.2 (1.0) 4.0 (2.0) 0.42
Vitamin A (RAE in mcg) 217.5 (58.3) 265.4 (117.3) 273.0 (143.9) 0.50
Vitamin C (mg) 17.6 (12.8) 16.7 (14.5) 16.6 (8.2) 0.98
Folate (DFE in mcg) 104.1 (42.8) 98.2 (34.6) 118.5 (39.8) 0.50
Fruit (1 cup equivalents) 0.50 (0.02) 0.44 (0.16) 0.45 (0.16) 0.56
Vegetables (1 cup equivalents) 0.86 (0.45) 0.78 (0.30) 0.77 (0.26) 0.83
Vegetables, no potatoes (1 cup equivalents) 0.76 (0.51) 0.70 (0.35) 0.65 (0.34) 0.83
Potato (1 cup equivalents) 0.11 (0.22) 0.03 (0.06) 0.16 (0.22) 0.27
Total F&V, no potatoes (1 cup equivalents) 1.26 (0.52) 1.15 (0.40) 1.10 (0.39) 0.71
Milk (1 cup equivalents) 1.01 (0.03) 1.00 (0.00) 1.01 (0.03) 0.61
Meats (1 ounce equivalents) 1.28 (0.92) 1.13 (1.13) 1.67 (0.84) 0.45
Grains (1 ounce equivalents) 1.42 (0.64) 1.32 (0.38) 1.36 (0.65) 0.92
  1. a p-values from analysis of variance.