Dietary diversity pattern is eight main groups of food were used i.e. cereals and grains, seeds, nuts and legumes, starchy roots and tubers, vegetables, fruits, meat and meat products, fish and sea foods, Oil/dairies as classified by FANTA with little modification. These main groups were divided into various groups according to Foote et al. With little modification as cereals and grains into (refined bread, maize, millet, rice, wheat, sorghum, refined wheat). Legumes, seeds and nuts were divided into (nuts, melon, locust beans and legumes), starchy roots and tubers were divided into (cassava products, tubers, starchy roots). Vegetables were divided into (green vegetables, tomatoes, carrot, and vegetable products). Fruits were divided as (berries, fruits, citrus and fruit juice). Meat and meat products were divided into (red meat, poultry, games, meat products). Oil/dairies were divided into (milk, cheese, yoghurt, egg, oil)
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