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Table 1a. Mean Intake of Solid Fats & Percentage Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Children & Adolescents, by Age, NHANES 2003–04

  All Persons, 2-18 years Age Group (years)
2-3 years 4-8 9-13 14-18
Sample Size 3553 424 781 1001 1347
Mean Intake of Solid Fats (kcal) 433 350 401 450 476
Ranka Food Groupb, c          
1 Pizza 11.5 4.2 10.2 11.2 14.7
2 Grain-based desserts 9.8 7.2 9.0 11.4 9.7
3 Whole milk 8.2 16.7 11.3 6.7 4.8
4 Regular cheese 7.9 8.6 7.0 8.9 7.6
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 6.7 11.1 6.9 6.5 5.7
6 Reduced fat milk 5.9 8.1 6.9 5.4 5.1
7 Fried white potatoes 5.8 5.1 6.2 4.4 6.9
8 Pasta and pasta dishes 5.3 5.2 6.2 5.8 4.3
9 Dairy desserts 5.1 3.3 6.0 5.6 4.3
10 Burgers 4.1 2.6 3.0 3.8 5.6
11 Mexican mixed dishes 3.8 1.9 2.2 4.8 4.6
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 3.0 2.0 2.4 2.7 4.1
13 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 2.0 3.5 1.5 1.5 2.4
14 Beef and beef mixed dishes 1.9 0.7 1.4 1.5 2.9
15 Crackers 1.8 3.1 2.5 1.7 0.9
16 Butter 1.5 1.2 2.1 1.4 1.4
18 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 1.4 1.4 2.1 1.4 0.8
a: Rank for persons 2-18 years old only. Columns for other age groups are ordered by this ranking. The top five food groups for each age group are bolded.
b: Specific foods contributing at least 2% of solid fats for all persons 2-18 years old in descending order are listed. Specific foods contributing at least 2% of solid fats for any given subgroup are then also listed in italics.
c: Specific foods contributing at least 1% of solid fats for all persons 2-18 years old in descending order: beef and beef mixed dishes, crackers, butter, soups, pancakes/waffles/French toast, yeast breads, candy.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013