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Table 3 Food group intake in servings at baseline, mid-intervention and post-intervention by group (SD)

From: The effect of high fiber snacks on digestive function and diet quality in a sample of school-age children

   Intervention    Control  
  Baseline Mid-intervention Post-intervention Baseline Mid-intervention Post-intervention
Number of participants 34 33 32 37 36 35
Number of recalls 63 64 61 69 68 67
Fruits 1.04 (1.20) 0.97 (1.03) 0.98 (1.15) 0.92 (0.93) 0.95 (1.06) 1.01 (1.02)
Vegetables 1.15 (1.26) 1.05 (0.60) 1.06 (0.82) 1.33 (0.75) 1.18 (1.14) 1.25 (0.90)
Grains 6.11 (2.38)* 6.86 (1.77)* 6.30 (2.28)* 5.12 (2.28) 5.08 (1.95) 5.45 (1.58)
Whole grains 1.15 (1.02)* 2.08 (1.39)*† 0.77 (1.00)† 0.51 (0.68) 0.59 (0.81) 0.56 (0.76)
Protein 3.45 (1.80) 3.39 (1.97) 3.46 (2.16) 2.88 (1.80) 2.96 (1.79) 3.03 (1.82)
Dairy 2.17 (1.02) 2.22 (1.21) 2.25 (1.18) 2.25 (1.16) 2.13 (0.97) 1.99 (1.40)
Fats 1.22 (1.21) 1.35 (1.13) 1.92 (1.67)† 1.65 (1.57) 1.35 (1.11) 1.47 (1.22)
Sweets 0.44 (0.54) 0.55 (0.68) 0.55 (0.64)* 0.50 (0.71) 0.50 (0.55) 0.33 (0.37)
Beverages 1.57 (1.02) 1.22 (0.79) 1.47 (1.20) 1.21 (0.84) 1.23 (0.96) 1.32 (1.03)
  1. *Intervention greater than control (p < 0.05).
  2. Significant from baseline (p < 0.05).