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Table 3 Composition of the current (unhealthy) and healthy (recommended) diets for the reference householda per fortnight

From: Healthy diets ASAP – Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol

Food or drink Quantity
Current (unhealthy) diet
Bottled water, still (ml) 5296
Artificially sweetened ‘diet’ soft drink 2391
Fruit
  Apples, red, loose (g) 3497
  Bananas, Cavendish, loose (g) 899
  Oranges, loose (g) 1664
  Fruit salad, canned in juice (g) 2046
  Fruit juice 3026
Vegetables
  Potato, white, loose (g) 1460
  Sweetcorn, canned, no added salt (g) 206
  Broccoli, loose (g) 422
  White cabbage, loose (g) 235
  Iceberg lettuce, whole (g) 795
  Carrot, loose (g) 753
  Pumpkin (g) 240
  Four bean mix, canned (g) 74
  Diced tomatoes, canned, in tomato juice(g) 234
  Onion, brown, loose (g) 84
  Tomatoes, loose (g) 488
  Frozen mixed vegetables, pre-packaged (g) 1184
  Frozen peas, pre-packaged (g) 273
  Baked beans, canned (g) 369
  Salad vegs in sandwich 120
  Veg in tinned meat and vegetable casserole (g) 646
Grain (cereal) foods
  Wholegrain cereal biscuits Weet-bix™ (g) 430
  Wholemeal bread, pre-packaged (g) 1054
  Rolled oats, whole (g) 870
  White bread, pre-packaged (g) 3033
  Cornflakes (g) 680
  White pasta, spaghetti (g) 1326
  White rice, medium grain (g) 1622
  Dry water cracker biscuit (g) 258
  Bread in sandwich 120
Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds
  Beef mince, lean (g) 267
  Lamb loin chops (g) 257
  Beef rump steak (g) 1056
  Tuna, canned in vegetable oil (g) 1052
  Whole barbeque chicken, cooked (g) 1661
  Eggs (g) 872
  Meat in tinned meat and vegetable casserole (g) 646
  Chicken in sandwiches 120
Milk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives
  Cheddar cheese, full fat (g) 624
  Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (g) 44
  Milk, full fat (ml) 5961
  Milk, reduced fat (ml) 2929
  Yoghurt, full fat plain (g) 204
  Yoghurt, reduced fat, flavoured (vanilla) (g) 676
  Flavoured milk (ml) 2416
  Canola margarine (g) 170
  Sunflower oil (ml) 7
  Olive oil (ml) 7
Discretionary choices
  Beer, full strength (ml) 4661
  White wine, sparkling (ml) 863
  Whisky (ml) 266
  Red wine (ml) 1078
  Butter (g) 280
  Muffin, commercial (g) 1455
  Cream-filled sweet biscuit, pre-packaged (g) 496
  Muesli bar, pre-packaged (g) 373
  Peanuts, salted (g) 255
  Pizza, commercial (g) 1182
  Savoury flavoured biscuits (g) 222
  Confectionary (g) 418
  Chocolate (g) 441
  Sugar sweetened beverages (Coca Cola) (ml) 12,012
  Meat pie, commercial (g) 1638
  Frozen lasagne, pre-packaged (g) 4322
  Hamburger, commercial (g) 2413
  Beef sausages (g) 1048
  Ham (g) 189
  Potato crisps, pre-packaged (g) 518
  Potato chips, hot, commercial (g) 670
  Ice cream (g) 1830
  White sugar (g) 564
  Salad dressing (ml) 277
  Tomato sauce (ml) 569
  Chicken soup, canned (g) 1340
  Orange juice (ml) 3027
  Fish fillet crumbed, pre-packaged (g) 302
  Instant noodles, wheat based (g) 381
Healthy (recommended) diet
Bottled water, still (ml) 5296
Fruit
  Apples, red, loose (g) 5460
  Bananas, Cavendish, loose (g) 5460
  Oranges, loose (g) 5460
Vegetables
  Potato, white, loose (g) 2320
  Sweetcorn, canned, no added salt (g) 1160
  Broccoli, loose (g) 1470
  White cabbage, loose (g) 1470
  Iceberg lettuce, whole (g) 1470
  Carrot, loose (g) 2205
  Pumpkin (g) 2205
  Four bean mix, canned (g) 1005
  Diced tomatoes, canned, in tomato juice(g) 1638
  Onion, brown, loose (g) 1638
  Tomatoes, loose (g) 1638
  Frozen mixed vegetables, pre-packaged (g) 1638
  Frozen peas, pre-packaged (g) 1638
  Baked beans, canned (g) 1005
  Salad vegs in sandwich 120
Grain (cereal) foods
  Wholegrain cereal biscuits Weet-bix™ (g) 2216
  Wholemeal bread, pre-packaged (g) 4272
  Rolled oats, whole (g) 6648
  White bread, pre-packaged (g) 893
  Cornflakes (g) 670
  White pasta, spaghetti (g) 2042
  White rice, medium grain (g) 2042
  Dry water cracker biscuit (g) 781
  Bread in sandwich 120
Meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds
  Beef mince, lean (g) 1168
  Lamb loin chops (g) 1169
  Beef rump steak (g) 1172
  Tuna, canned in vegetable oil (g) 1841
  Whole barbeque chicken, cooked (g) 1471
  Eggs (g) 2208
  Peanuts, roasted, unsalted (g) 780
  Chicken in sandwiches 120
Milk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives
  Cheddar cheese, full fat (g) 704
  Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (g) 516
  Milk, full cream (ml) 6438
  Milk, reduced fat (ml) 12,000
  Yoghurt, full fat plain (g) 2576
  Yoghurt, reduced fat, flavoured (vanilla) (g) 5100
  Canola margarine (g) 412
  Sunflower oil (ml) 291
  Olive oil (ml) 291
  1. aThe reference household comprises four people: adult male 19–50 yrs. old; adult female 19–50 yrs. old; boy 14 yrs. old; girl 8 yrs. old