4364.0.55.012 - Australian Health Survey: Consumption of Food Groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2011-12  
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APPENDIX 2 : Example Foods in ADG Food Groups

ADG food groupExamples

Grain (cereal) foodsWholegrain: Wholemeal or wholegrain bread, brown rice, wholemeal pasta, wholegrain or wholemeal crackers, whole oats, buckwheat pancakes

Refined grain: White bread, white rice, savoury crackers, white flour, couscous cornflakes

Vegetables and legumes/beansGreen and brassica: Broccoli, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, beans, lettuce, fresh herbs

Orange vegetables: carrots, pumpkin

Starchy vegetables: potato, white and orange sweet potato, taro, cassava, sweetcorn, parsnip

Other vegetables: tomato, capsicum, mushroom, zucchini, cucumber, onion, vegetable juice

Legumes as vegetables: Dried peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas

FruitFresh/canned fruit: apples, pears, oranges, peaches, bananas, melons

Dried fruit: sultanas, raisins, dried apricots, dates

Fruit juice: 100% fruit juice

Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternativesMilk: dairy milk (all fat varieties), milk powder, buttermilk, evaporated milk

Yoghurt: Greek yoghurt, natural yoghurt, flavoured yoghurt, fromage frais

Cheese: cheddar, haloumi, processed cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese

Alternatives: calcium enriched soy, rice or other cereal drink

Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beansLean red meat: unprocessed beef, lamb, pork, goat, kangaroo

Lean poultry: chicken, turkey, duck, quail

Fish: fish fillets, canned fish, shellfish, prawns


Tofu: tofu, tempeh, vegetarian sausages and meat

Nuts and seeds: nuts and seeds, nut and seed butters/pastes, tahini

Legumes/beans: baked beans, vegetable patties, lentils, chickpeas

Unsaturated spreads and oilsPolyunsaturated and monounsaturated margarines, olive oil spreads, nut and seed pastes/butters

WaterTap, tank or rain water, bottled spring water (still or sparkling), bottled plain mineral water