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Foods And HEI-2010 Scores for Individual-Level Menus1

  HIGH ABOVE AVERAGE BELOW AVERAGE LOW
Breakfast
  1 cup Cheerios cereal
4 oz fat-free milk
1 cup Corn Flakes cereal
4 oz fat-free milk
1 cup Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
4 oz 2% milk
1 cup Froot Loops cereal
4 oz 2% milk
  1 banana, fresh      
  1 slice whole wheat toast
1 tsp soft margarine
2 tbsp jam
1 slice white toast
1 tsp soft margarine
2 tbsp jam
1 slice white toast
1 tsp butter
2 tbsp jam
 
  8 oz orange juice 12 oz orange juice 4 oz orange juice  
  8 oz coffee (regular) 8 oz coffee (regular) 8 oz coffee (regular) 8 oz coffee (regular)
2 tsp sugar
1 oz half and half
Lunch
  Tuna sandwich on rye bread (with lettuce, celery, and mayonnaise) Ham sandwich on white bread (with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise) Ham sandwich on white bread (with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise) Grilled ham and cheese sandwich on white bread (grilled with butter)
  1 pear   1 single serving bag, potato chips 1 single serving bag, potato chips
  8 oz fat-free milk 8 oz fat-free milk 8 oz 2% milk 1 can regular soda
Dinner
  1 baked skinless chicken breast 1 baked skinless chicken breast 1 baked chicken breast with skin 1 fried chicken breast
  1 large baked sweet potato 1 large baked sweet potato 1 small baked sweet potato ½ cup macaroni and cheese
  ½ cup steamed broccoli
1 tsp soft margarine
½ cup steamed corn
1 tsp soft margarine
½ cup steamed corn
1 tsp butter
½ cup steamed corn
1 tsp butter
  1 whole wheat roll
1 tsp soft margarine
1 white roll
1 tsp soft margarine
   
  8 oz water 8 oz water 8 oz water 8 oz water
Snack
  6 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt 6 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt 3 medium chocolate chip cookies 1 cake doughnut
         
  ½ cup cherries 10 oz mixed berry fruit juice 4 oz 2% milk 8 oz coffee (regular)
2 tsp sugar
1 oz half and half

Component and Total HEI Scores

Component (Maximum Score) High Above Average Below Average Low
Adequacy
Total Fruit (5) 5 5 1 0
Whole Fruit (5) 5 0 0 0
Total Vegetables (5) 5 5 4 2
Greens/Beans (5) 5 0 0 0
Whole Grains (10) 10 0 1 0
Dairy (10) 9 8 7 4
Total Protein Foods (5) 5 5 5 5
Seafood and Plant Proteins (5) 5 0 0 0
Fatty Acids (10) 10 10 5 1
Moderation
Refined Grains (10) 10 5 5 4
Sodium (10) 4 4 7 5
Empty Calories (20) 20 20 13 5
TOTAL SCORE (100) 93 62 48 27

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