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Table 1 Daily recommendations of the Flemish active food triangle in 2011, by age

From: Habitual food consumption of the Belgian population in 2014-2015 and adherence to food-based dietary guidelines

  Age groups (years)
Food group Foods included in analyses 3-5 6-11 12-18 19-59 60+
Water and sugar-free drinks Water=Water or aromatised water 0 kcal, Sugar-free drinks: tea and coffee without sugar, aromatised water or soft drinks if >0 and < 5 kcal/100g 500-1000 ml 1500 ml 1500 ml 1500 ml 1500 ml
Bread and cereals Bread, breakfast cereals, oatmeal, rusks 90-175 g 150-315 g 210-420 g 210-420 g 150-315 g
Potatoes, rice and pasta Potatoes, rice, pasta, quinoa, couscous, boulgour 50-200 g 210-280 g 240-350 g 240-350 g 210-280 g
Vegetables Vegetables, tubers (excluding potatoes), vegetables in soup (>40% of the soup volume) and vegetable juice. 100-150 g 250-300 g 300 g 300 g 300 g
Fruit (including fruit juice and olives) Fresh, dried, canned, compote, frozen fruit, fruit juice and olives. 100-200 g 250 g 375 g 250 g 250-375 g
Dairy products and calcium enriched soya products (aromatised) milk, yoghurt, curd cheese, milk based desserts, calcium enriched drinks and desserts 500 ml 450 ml 600 ml 450 ml 600 ml
Cheese All cheeses (except curd cheese) 20 g 20 g 40 g 20 g 40 g
Meat, fish, eggs and substitutes Meat, fish and seafood: all, except fried.
Eggs: all
Substitutes: legumes, substitutes with >5 g protein/100 g
Nuts and seeds
60 g 100 g 100 g 100 g 100 g
Spreadable* and cooking fat All vegetable oils, animal fats, margarines and butter, including frying oil Spreadable: 25 g
Cooking: 15 g
Spreadable: 45 g
Cooking: 15 g
Spreadable: 60 g
Cooking: 15 g
Spreadable: 60 g
Cooking: 15 g
Spreadable: 45 g
Cooking: 15 g
Nutrient-poor foods (including alcohol) Sugared soft drinks (> 5 kcal/ 100 g), sports drinks, energy drinks, cappuccino; alcoholic drinks (except if used in warm preparations); biscuits and pastries; confectionary and chocolates; ice cream; salt snacks, fried snacks; sauces Less then 10% of total energy intake
(110 kcal/day)
Less then 10% of total energy intake
(145 kcal/day)
Less then 10% of total energy intake
(230 kcal/day )
Less then 10% of total energy intake
(250 kcal/day)
Less then 10% of total energy intake
(250 kcal/day)
  1. *The recommendation of spreadable fat is 5 g per slice of bread, the total recommended amount is calculated using the number of recommended slices of bread (e.g., for children between 3 and 5 years 3-5 slices of bread: 5*5 g = 25 g of spreadable fat)
  2. Source: [2].