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Table 5 Final sets of selected food-based recommendations (in servings per day), including additional extra recommendations for grain legumes for young children per age group and breastfeeding state, and the remaining problem nutrients

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

Foods 6-8BF 9-11BF 12-23 BF 12-23 NBF
recommended servings/day
Breast milk Every day Every day Every day  
Vegetables 3 servings 2 servings of dark green leafy vegetables 2 servings of dark green leafy vegetables 2 servings of dark green leafy vegetables
Dairy 1 serving   1 serving  
Whole grains   3 servings 1 serving 1 serving
Fruits   1 serving 1 serving  
Fish   3 servings   1 serving
Nuts and/or seeds 1 serving   3 servings 3 servings
Beans 1 serving 1 serving 1 servings 1 servings
Extra cowpea    1 serving 1 serving
Extra soybean 1 serving    
Problem nutrients without addition of extra legumes calcium, niacin, iron, zinc calcium, iron, zinc calcium, iron calcium, vit. A, vit. B12, vit. C
Problem nutrients with addition of extra legumes iron, zinc calcium, iron, zinc calcium, iron calcium, vit. A, vit. B12, vit. C
  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