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Table 2. Food sources of Whole Fruit, Fruit Juice, Dark Green Vegetables, Orange Vegetables, Legumes, Starchy Vegetables, Other Vegetables, Whole Grains, Non-Whole Grains, Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Soy, Nuts and Seeds, Milk, Cheese, Oils, Solid Fats, & Added Sugars, among US Children & Adolescents (ages 2–18), 2003–2004 NHANESa

Whole Fruitb
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Apples and pears 37.5 37.5
2 Bananas 15.7 53.3
3 Other fruit and fruit salad 8.4 61.7
4 Citrus fruits 8.3 70.0
5 Melon 7.8 77.7
6 Grapes 7.3 85.1
7 Strawberries 3.8 88.9
8 Peaches/plums/apricots/nectarines 3.4 92.3
9 Grain-based desserts 2.0 94.3
Fruit Juicec
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 43.7 43.7
2 100% orange/grapefruit juice 41.2 84.9
3 Fruit drinks 10.4 95.3
Dark Green Vegetablesd
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Broccoli 42.8 42.8
2 Spinach 18.7 61.5
3 Lettuce 14.1 75.6
4 Soups 7.1 82.7
5 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 5.7 88.3
6 Pasta and pasta dishes 4.6 92.9
7 Sour cream 2.2 95.1
Orange Vegetablese
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Carrots 62.3 62.3
2 Soups 10.1 72.5
3 Beef and beef mixed dishes 6.7 79.2
4 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 5.2 84.4
5 Sweet potatoes 4.9 89.3
6 Vegetable medleys and other vegetables 4.6 93.8
Legumesf
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Beans 64.6 64.6
2 Mexican mixed dishes 19.7 84.3
3 Rice and rice mixed dishes 6.8 91.1
4 Chili 4.3 95.4
5 Soups 3.4 98.8
Starchy Vegetablesg
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Fried white potatoes 32.7 32.7
2 Potato/corn/other chips 25.6 58.3
3 Other white potatoes 23.3 81.6
4 Corn 7.4 89.0
5 Soups 3.4 92.4
6 Beef and beef mixed dishes 2.6 95.0
Other Vegetablesh
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Pizza 18.0 18.0
2 Pasta and pasta dishes 14.9 32.9
3 Condiments 10.7 43.6
4 Lettuce 9.1 52.8
5 Tomatoes 5.4 58.1
6 Vegetable medleys and other vegetables 4.4 62.5
7 Burgers 4.3 66.8
8 Rice and rice mixed dishes 4.2 70.9
9 String beans 4.0 74.9
10 Soups 3.6 78.5
11 Mexican mixed dishes 3.4 81.9
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 3.3 85.2
13 Beef and beef mixed dishes 2.6 87.8
14 Tomato sauces 2.0 89.8
Whole Grainsi
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Ready-to-eat cereals 34.4 34.4
2 Popcorn 17.7 52.1
3 Yeast breads 17.4 69.5
4 Hot cereal 8.1 77.5
5 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 6.0 83.5
6 Grain-based desserts 4.8 88.3
7 Crackers 4.2 92.5
Non-Whole Grainsj
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Yeast breads 23.5 23.5
2 Pizza 12.2 35.7
3 Grain-based desserts 9.7 45.4
4 Pasta and pasta dishes 7.7 53.1
5 Mexican mixed dishes 6.4 59.4
6 Potato/corn/other chips 4.9 64.3
7 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 4.6 69.0
8 Ready-to-eat cereals 4.0 73.0
9 Burgers 3.8 76.7
10 Rice and rice mixed dishes 3.2 79.9
11 Crackers 3.2 83.1
12 Pretzels 3.2 86.3
13 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 3.0 89.3
14 Soups 2.5 91.7
15 Quickbreads 2.1 93.8
Meatk
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Burgers 24.2 24.2
2 Beef and beef mixed dishes 21.2 45.5
3 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 15.9 61.3
4 Cold cuts 11.9 73.2
5 Pork and pork mixed dishes 8.1 81.3
6 Pasta and pasta dishes 5.5 86.8
7 Mexican mixed dishes 4.3 91.1
8 Pizza 4.2 95.3
Poultryl
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 73.5 73.5
2 Cold cuts 10.4 83.9
3 Turkey and turkey mixed dishes 6.0 89.9
4 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 3.7 93.6
5 Soups 2.4 95.9
6 Mexican mixed dishes 2.2 98.1
Fishm
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 60.6 60.6
2 Tuna and tuna mixed dishes 22.4 83.0
3 Shrimp and shrimp mixed dishes 10.7 93.7
4 Pasta and pasta dishes 2.9 96.6
Eggsn
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 79.0 79.0
2 Pasta and pasta dishes 4.5 83.4
3 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 3.9 87.3
4 Rice and rice mixed dishes 2.2 89.5
Soyo
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Milk substitute and evaporated milk 37.7 37.7
2 Tofu and meat substitute 33.6 71.4
3 Pasta and pasta dishes 9.4 80.8
4 Grain-based desserts 5.5 86.3
5 Soups 5.2 91.6
6 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 3.2 94.8
Nuts and Seedsp
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 76.1 76.1
2 Candy 11.5 87.6
3 Grain-based desserts 4.8 92.4
4 Crackers 2.1 94.5
Milkq
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Reduced fat milk 44.6 44.6
2 Whole milk 34.3 78.8
3 Skim milk 8.8 87.6
4 Dairy desserts 5.6 93.3
Cheeser
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Pizza 37.9 37.9
2 Regular cheese 35.8 73.6
3 Pasta and pasta dishes 7.2 80.8
4 Reduced fat cheese 5.8 86.6
5 Mexican mixed dishes 5.6 92.2
6 Burgers 2.9 95.1
Oilss, t
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Potato/corn/other chips 23.7 23.7
2 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 15.4 39.1
3 Salad dressing 9.5 48.6
4 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 7.9 56.5
5 Yeast breads 5.6 62.1
6 Candy 5.1 67.3
7 Mayonnaise 4.7 72.0
8 Popcorn 4.1 76.0
9 Burgers 2.9 78.9
10 Grain-based desserts 2.0 80.9
Solid Fatsu
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Pizza 11.4 11.4
2 Grain-based desserts 10.4 21.8
3 Whole milk 7.8 29.6
4 Regular cheese 7.7 37.3
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 6.4 43.8
6 Fried white potatoes 5.9 49.7
7 Reduced fat milk 5.6 55.3
8 Dairy desserts 5.3 60.6
9 Pasta and pasta dishes 5.0 65.6
10 Burgers 4.2 69.8
11 Mexican mixed dishes 3.9 73.7
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 3.3 77.0
13 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 2.0 79.0
Added Sugarsv
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Soda 31.7 31.7
2 Fruit drinks 14.5 46.2
3 Grain-based desserts 11.5 57.7
4 Dairy desserts 8.3 66.0
5 Candy 7.0 73.0
6 Ready-to-eat cereals 6.0 79.0
7 Syrups/toppings 3.1 82.0
8 Tea 2.3 84.4
a: NHANES = National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
b: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Whole Fruit in descending order: Dairy desserts.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Fruit Juice in descending order: Dairy desserts, Candy.
d: Specific foods contributing at least 1% to Dark Green Vegetables in descending order: Beef and beef mixed dishes; Vegetable medleys and other vegetables.
e: Specific foods contributing at least 1% to Orange Vegetables in descending order: Grain-based desserts.
f: There are no additional specific foods contributing at least 1% to Legumes.
g: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Starchy Vegetables in descending order: Chicken and chicken mixed dishes, Peas.
h: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Other Vegetables in descending order: Other cruciferous, Chili.
i: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Whole Grains in descending order: Potato/corn/other chips; Milk substitute and evaporated milk; Pretzels, and Rice.
j: There are no additional specific foods contributing at least 1% of Non-Whole Grains.
k: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Meat in descending order: Chili, Other meat and meat mixed dishes.
l: There are no additional specific foods contributing at least 1% of total Poultry.
m: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Fish in descending order: Beef and beef mixed dishes.
n: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Eggs in descending order: Other fish and fish mixed dishes, Chicken and chicken mixed dishes, Other white potatoes.
o: There are no additional specific foods contributing at least 1% of Soy.
p: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Nuts and Seeds in descending order: Ready-to-eat cereals, Dairy desserts, Pretzels.
q: Specific foods containing at least 1% of Milk in descending order: Pasta and pasta dishes, Candy.
r: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Cheese in descending order: Eggs and egg mixed dishes.
s: Includes nonhydrogenated vegetable oils and fatty portions of fish, nuts, and seeds.
t: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Oils in descending order: Margarine, Rice and rice mixed dishes, Pasta and pasta dishes, Fried white potatoes, Beans, Tuna and tuna mixed dishes.
u: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Solid Fats in descending order: Beef and beef mixed dishes, Crackers, Butter, Soups, Pancakes/waffles/French toast, Candy, Quickbreads, Yeast breads.
v: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of Added Sugars in descending order: Yeast breads, Sugars/honey, Whole milk, Reduced fat milk, Condiments, Yogurt.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013