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Table 4 Evaluation of nutrient levels per target group for the minimised diets: the final set of selected food based recommendations (FBRs), the selected FBRs plus 1 serving per day groundnut, the selected FBRs plus 1 serving per day cowpea, the selected FBRs plus 1 serving per day soybean flour and the selected FBRs plus combination of groundnut, cowpea and soybean if possible within energy constraintsa

From: Current and potential role of grain legumes on protein and micronutrient adequacy of the diet of rural Ghanaian infants and young children: using linear programming

  1. 6-8 BF = breastfed children of 6-8 months, 9-11 BF = breastfed children of 9-11 months, 12-23 BF = breastfed children of 12-23 months, 12-23 NBF = non-breastfed children of 12-23 months, BF7 = average breastmilk 7 times per week (every day), DGLV = dark green leafy vegetables, Meat = meat, fish or egg food group, Nuts = nuts, seeds and unsweetened products sub food group, soy+gnt = soybean flour plus groundnut paste and soy+cow = soybean flour plus cowpea (tested with servings as stated above in table as individual addition). np = not possible within energy constraints
  2. Bold values = Values below 100% RNI for the best-case scenario and values below 70% RNI for the worst-case scenario of the modelled diets and for average actual intake
  3. Grey boxes = for each target group the final set of recommendations that achieved >70% of the RNI in the worst-case scenario for most nutrients but below the 75ht percentile of daily diet costaValues are expressed as percentage of recommended nutrient intakes (RNI)
  4. bTotal number of nutrients that are above 70% of RNI
  5. cTotal cost of modelled diet per day in Ghanaian Cedi’s (GH₵)
  6. dAverage actual intake = percentage RNI covered by average actual intake of target group
  7. eHighest servings per week possible within energy constraints
  8. fNot possible to combine all three legumes within energy constraints