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Table 3. 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, and Added Sugars among the US Population (ages 2+), 2003–2004 NHANESa

Whole Fruitb
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Apples and pears 29.6 29.6
2 Bananas 20.3 49.9
3 Melon 10.5 60.4
4 Other fruit and fruit salad 7.6 68.0
5 Citrus fruits 7.3 75.2
6 Grapes 5.5 80.7
7 Peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines 4.5 85.3
8 Grain-based desserts 3.7 88.9
9 Strawberries 3.5 92.5
Fruit Juicec
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 100% orange/grapefruit juice 51.0 51.0
2 100% fruit juice, not orange/grapefruit 31.4 82.4
3 Fruit drinks 9.7 92.1
Dark Green Vegetablesd
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Broccoli 29.0 29.0
2 Spinach 26.1 55.1
3 Lettuce 25.8 81.0
4 Soups 3.0 84.0
5 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 2.6 86.5
6 Pasta and pasta dishes 2.1 88.6
Orange Vegetablese
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Carrots 47.0 47.0
2 Sweet potatoes 12.6 59.6
3 Vegetable medleys and other vegetables 9.2 68.7
4 Soups 8.1 76.9
5 Beef and beef mixed dishes 6.4 83.3
6 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 4.8 88.1
7 Vegetable juice 3.1 91.1
8 Grain-based desserts 2.0 93.2
9 Coleslaw 2.0 95.1
Legumesf
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Beans 67.6 67.6
2 Mexican mixed dishes 14.7 82.3
3 Rice and rice mixed dishes 6.6 88.9
4 Chili 5.6 94.5
5 Soups 3.8 98.3
Starchy Vegetablesg
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Other white potatoes 31.4 31.4
2 Fried white potatoes 25.5 57.0
3 Potato/corn/other chips 19.4 76.4
4 Corn 7.6 83.9
5 Soups 5.0 88.9
6 Beef and beef mixed dishes 3.1 92.0
Other Vegetablesh
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Lettuce 13.0 13.0
2 Pizza 11.2 24.3
3 Pasta and pasta dishes 9.6 33.9
4 Condiments 8.9 42.7
5 Vegetable medleys and other vegetables 8.7 51.4
6 Tomatoes 8.2 59.6
7 String beans 4.9 64.4
8 Mexican mixed dishes 3.5 67.9
9 Soups 3.4 71.3
10 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 3.4 74.8
11 Rice and rice mixed dishes 3.1 77.9
12 Other cruciferous 3.1 81.0
13 Beef and beef mixed dishes 2.7 83.7
14 Burgers 2.1 85.8
Whole Grainsi
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Ready-to-eat cereals 24.5 24.5
2 Yeast breads 24.2 48.7
3 Hot cereal 15.9 64.6
4 Popcorn 12.4 77.0
5 Crackers 5.9 82.9
6 Pancakes, waffles, French toast 4.4 87.4
7 Grain-based desserts 3.9 91.2
8 Rice and rice mixed dishes 2.8 94.0
Non-Whole Grainsj
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Yeast breads 25.9 25.9
2 Pizza 11.4 37.4
3 Grain-based desserts 9.9 47.2
4 Mexican mixed dishes 8.0 55.2
5 Pasta and pasta dishes 6.7 61.9
6 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 4.4 66.3
7 Rice and rice mixed dishes 4.4 70.7
8 Potato/corn/other chips 3.8 74.5
9 Quickbreads 3.4 77.9
10 Burgers 2.9 80.9
11 Crackers 2.8 83.6
12 Ready-to-eat cereals 2.4 86.1
13 Pretzels 2.3 88.4
14 Pancakes, waffles, French toast 2.2 90.5
Meatk
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Beef and beef mixed dishes 27.4 27.4
2 Burgers 18.4 45.8
3 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 14.7 60.5
4 Pork and pork mixed dishes 11.4 71.9
5 Cold cuts 10.5 82.4
6 Mexican mixed dishes 4.2 86.6
7 Pasta and pasta dishes 3.1 89.7
8 Pizza 2.8 92.4
Poultryl
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 71.8 71.8
2 Cold cuts 9.9 81.8
3 Turkey and turkey mixed dishes 7.5 89.3
4 Mexican mixed dishes 3.0 92.3
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 2.8 95.0
6 Soups 2.0 97.0
Fishm
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 64.5 64.5
2 Tuna and tuna mixed dishes 18.0 82.5
3 Shrimp and shrimp mixed dishes 12.1 94.6
4 Pasta and pasta dishes 2.1 96.7
Eggsn
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 81.2 81.2
2 Pasta and pasta dishes 2.9 84.0
3 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 2.1 86.2
4 Other fish and fish mixed dishes 2.0 88.1
Soyo
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Tofu and meat substitutes 47.8 47.8
2 Milk substitute and evaporated milk 27.7 75.5
3 Grain-based desserts 3.8 79.3
4 Soups 3.5 82.8
5 Meal replacements 3.1 85.9
6 Pasta and pasta dishes 3.1 89.1
7 Reduced fat cheese 2.7 91.7
Nuts and Seedsp
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 76.3 76.3
2 Candy 10.0 86.3
3 Grain-based desserts 5.1 91.4
Milkq
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Reduced fat milk 40.6 40.6
2 Whole milk 24.6 65.2
3 Skim milk 13.2 78.4
4 Dairy desserts 7.7 86.1
Cheeser
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Regular cheese 39.1 39.1
2 Pizza 29.9 69.0
3 Pasta and pasta dishes 7.2 76.2
4 Mexican mixed dishes 7.0 83.1
5 Reduced fat cheese 6.1 89.3
6 Burgers 2.5 91.8
7 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 2.2 93.9
Oilss, t
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Potato/corn/other chips 15.6 15.6
2 Salad dressing 13.4 29.0
3 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 10.8 39.8
4 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 9.2 49.0
5 Mayonnaise 5.2 54.3
6 Candy 5.0 59.2
7 Yeast breads 4.5 63.8
8 Margarine 3.6 67.3
9 Popcorn 3.0 70.4
10 Grain-based desserts 2.9 73.3
11 Burgers 2.1 75.4
Solid Fatsu
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Grain-based desserts 10.8 10.8
2 Pizza 9.1 19.9
3 Regular cheese 7.6 27.5
4 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 7.1 34.6
5 Fried white potatoes 4.8 39.4
6 Dairy desserts 4.7 44.1
7 Mexican mixed dishes 4.6 48.7
8 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 4.1 52.9
9 Pasta and pasta dishes 3.9 56.8
10 Whole milk 3.9 60.7
11 Burgers 3.8 64.5
12 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 3.7 68.2
13 Reduced fat milk 3.4 71.6
14 Beef and beef mixed dishes 2.9 74.5
15 Butter 2.4 76.9
Added Sugarsv
Ranking Food item % Cumulative %
1 Soda 35.3 35.3
2 Grain-based desserts 13.4 48.8
3 Fruit drinks 10.3 59.0
4 Dairy desserts 6.7 65.7
5 Candy 6.1 71.8
6 Tea 3.6 75.5
7 Ready-to-eat cereals 3.6 79.1
8 Sugars/honey 3.6 82.7
9 Yeast breads 2.1 84.8
10 Syrups/toppings 2.0 86.8
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