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Table 3 Comparison of food and nutrient intake of children at lunch by experimental condition (n=53)

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
mean
F&V First
mean
Provider
Portioned
mean
Fruits (1 cup equivalents) 0.32 0.40** 0.25***
Vegetables, no potatoes (1 cup equivalents) 0.14 0.16 0.11**
Grains (1 ounce equivalents) 0.61 0.63 0.69*
Meat (1 ounce equivalents) 0.64 0.59 1.13***
Milk (1 cup equivalents) 0.45 0.41 0.51**
Energy (kcal) 223.0 237.4 284.5***
Fat (%kcal) 28.8 29.9 31.2***
Fiber (g) 2.2 2.4 2.5*
Vitamin A (RAE in mcg) 984.2 1351.4** 1212.6
Vitamin C (mg) 14.8 16.1 11.2**
Folate (DFE, mcg) 39.4 43.6* 48.9***
  1. Note: Effects estimated from generalized linear mixed models with fixed treatment effects and a random effect for each subset.
  2. * p<0.05.
  3. ** p<0.01.
  4. *** p<0.001.