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Table 6 Comparison of per capita daily servings and costs between the observed and optimal food intakes by major food groups, MANS 2003 and MANS 2014

From: Implications of food and nutrition security on household food expenditure: the case of Malaysia

Food Groups Servings/Capita/Day Cost (RM)/Capita/Day
Observed Optimized Observed Optimized
MANS 2003
 A. Cereals 7.05 6.23 4.75 4.54
 B. Meat 1.19 1.20 0.84 0.85
 C. Seafood and eggs 2.49 1.00 2.37 1.33
 D. Legumes 3.09 1.00 1.31 0.55
 E. Milk 1.20 2.68 0.77 1.26
 F. Vegetables 1.54 3.00 0.48 0.78
 G. Fruits 3.05 2.00 1.47 1.18
Total 19.61 17.11 11.99 10.49
MANS 2014
 A. Cereals 7.43 6.00 6.27 4.90
 B. Meat 0.76 1.00 0.65 0.83
 C. Seafood and eggs 2.47 1.00 2.50 1.29
 D. Legumes 0.67 1.00 0.57 0.93
 E. Milk 0.66 2.98 0.72 2.93
 F. Vegetables 1.64 3.00 1.35 1.12
 G. Fruits 1.70 2.00 1.09 1.15
Total 15.33 16.98 13.15 13.15
  1. Source: This study