Metabolic Equivalent of Task Values for Activities in American Time Use Survey and 2002 Census Occupational Classification System

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Table 15: Activity codes & MET values assigned to food preparation and serving related occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Chefs and head cooks400042.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers401032.0
Cooks402042.5
Food preparation workers403042.5
Bartenders404042.5
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food405042.5
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop406092.5
Waiters and waitresses411083.5
Food servers, nonrestaurant412083.5
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers413032.0
Dishwashers414042.5
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop415042.5
Food preparation and serving related workers, all others416042.5

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