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Table 1 Daily recommended amounts of each food group for a 2000-kcal diet by country, scaled to common unitsa

From: The carbon footprint of dietary guidelines around the world: a seven country modeling study

  Protein foods (g) Dairyb (ml) Grains (g) Fruit (g) Vegetables (g) Oils/fats (g)
Germanyc 99 524 362 250 512 35
Indiac 75e 300 330 100 500 25
Oman 168 118 662g 686 420 56
The Netherlandsd 150 415 428g 200 250 40
Thailand 135 237 600h 784 200 N/A
United Statesd 156 710 170 392 350 27
US Vegetariand 97 710 184 392 350 27
Uruguayc 91f 455 2271 455j 25
EAT-Lancet 167 194 186 160 280 42
  1. aDaily recommendations for a 2000-kcal diet. For the Netherlands, Uruguay, and EAT-Lancet, the 2053 kcal, 2200 kcal and 2500 kcal diets were scaled to 2000 kcal. For recommendations that are presented as ranges, we used the mid-points of the range. See Supplemental Table 1 for more details on the specific recommendations from each country.
  2. bDairy quantities are listed as volumes. When the FBDG specified a gram amount for milk, this was converted to ml using a density of 1.0305 g/ml [54]
  3. cThese diets also include recommended amounts of sugar/sweeteners (32 g in Germany, 30 g in India, & 60 g in Uruguay)
  4. dThese diets also include recommended amounts of discretionary calories (308 in the Netherlands, 270 cal in US, and 290 in US Vegetarian)
  5. ePulses only
  6. fEggs, fish and seafood, meat
  7. gIncludes potatoes
  8. hIncludes roots and tubers
  9. iIncludes legumes
  10. j Fruit and vegetables form one group in Uruguay, so the 455 g is the recommendation for the combined group