Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket: Quantities

 
 
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Weekly Quantities of Food(a) Required for Specified Age-Gender Groups 2012

Age-Gender
Group
Milk & Alternatives
Eggs
Fish
Meat,
Poultry &
Alternatives
Orange
Vegetables
& Fruits
Dark
Green
Vegetables
Other
Vegetables
& Fruits
Whole
Grain
Products
Non-whole
Grain
Products
Unsaturated
Oils & Fats
(litre)
(no.)
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
(kg)
Children
Boy 2-3 years
4.49
3.50
0.20
0.30
0.62
0.67
1.30
0.35
0.33
0.21
Girl 2-3 years
4.49
3.50
0.20
0.30
0.62
0.67
1.30
0.30
0.28
0.21
Boy 4-8 years
5.39
3.50
0.20
0.46
0.62
0.67
2.27
0.50
0.47
0.21
Girl 4-8 years
5.39
3.50
0.20
0.46
0.62
0.67
2.27
0.50
0.47
0.21
Males
9-13 years
7.19
3.50
0.20
0.96
0.62
0.67
2.92
0.59
0.57
0.26
14-18 years
7.19
3.50
0.20
2.13
0.62
0.67
4.54
0.79
0.75
0.37
19-30 years
4.94
3.50
0.20
1.96
0.62
0.67
5.19
0.89
0.85
0.42
31-50 years (b)
4.49
3.50
0.20
1.63
0.62
0.67
4.54
0.89
0.85
0.42
51-70 years (b)
5.39
3.50
0.20
1.63
0.62
0.67
3.89
0.89
0.57
0.37
over 70 years (b)
5.39
3.50
0.20
1.63
0.62
0.67
3.89
0.89
0.57
0.26
Females
9-13 years
5.84
3.50
0.20
0.63
0.62
0.67
2.59
0.59
0.57
0.26
14-18 years
6.29
3.50
0.20
0.96
0.62
0.67
3.56
0.69
0.57
0.26
19-30 years
3.59
3.50
0.20
1.30
0.62
0.67
4.21
0.74
0.66
0.32
31-50 years (b)
4.04
3.50
0.20
1.30
0.62
0.67
3.89
0.69
0.66
0.32
51-70 years (b)
5.39
3.50
0.20
0.96
0.62
0.67
2.92
0.59
0.57
0.21
over 70 years (b)
5.39
3.50
0.20
0.96
0.62
0.67
2.92
0.59
0.57
0.21
Pregnancy
18 years & younger (c)
6.29
3.50
0.20
1.30
0.62
0.67
3.89
0.79
0.57
0.37
19-30 years (c)
5.39
3.50
0.20
1.30
0.62
0.67
4.21
0.79
0.75
0.42
31-50 years (c)
5.39
3.50
0.20
1.30
0.62
0.67
3.89
0.79
0.75
0.37
Lactation
18 years & younger
7.19
3.50
0.20
1.30
0.62
0.67
4.05
0.74
0.66
0.37
19-30 years
5.39
3.50
0.20
1.63
0.62
0.67
4.21
0.79
0.75
0.42
31-50 years
5.39
3.50
0.20
1.63
0.62
0.67
3.89
0.79
0.75
0.37
Family of Four (d)
21.11
14.00
0.82
4.35
2.49
2.70
13.61
2.67
2.54
1.21
(*) Based on Health Canada's 2008 National Nutritious Food Basket.
(a) Quantities are for food "as purchased". Food is for preparation of all meals and snacks for a week.
(b) A daily Vitamin D supplement is required for adult men and women over 50 years of age.
(c) A daily iron supplement is required for pregnant women.
(d) Composed of a man (31-50 years), a woman (31-50 years), a boy (9-13 years) and a girl (4-8 years).
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Economics and Competitiveness Division, Statistics and Data Development Branch
 
 
 
 

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