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Table 1 Scores given to intake of eleven food items. The scores were added to calculate a healthy eating index.

From: Changes in dietary pattern in 15 year old adolescents following a 4 month dietary intervention with school breakfast – a pilot study

Food item Intake: Frequency intake and scores
Whole meal bread Less than 4 times a week = 6
Between 4–6 times a week = 12
More than 7 times a week = 18
Whole meal crisp bread Less than 4 times a week = 6
Between 4–6 times a week = 12
More than 7 times a week = 18
White bread Less than 4 times a week = 6
Between 4–6 times a week = 4
7 and more times a week = 2
Two questions for two types of low fat milk Never/seldom = 4
1–3 glasses a month = 5
Between 1–6 times a week = 10
Between 1–3 glasses a day = 15
4 and more glasses a day = 12
Whole fat milk Never to 3 glasses a month = 8
Between 1–6 times a week = 4
1 and more glasses a day = 2
Sugar sweetened soft drinks Never to 3 glasses per week = 4
4 times a week and more = 1
Boiled potatoes for dinner Never to 4 times a week = 6
5 times a week and more = 12
Raw vegetables Never to 4 times a week = 6
5 times a week and more = 12
Sweets Never to 3 times a week = 6
3–4 times a week = 4
5 times a week and more = 1
Chocolates Never to 3 times a week = 6
3–4 times a week = 4
5 times a week and more = 1