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Table 1b. Mean Intake of Solid Fats & Mean 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 49.7 14.7 41.0 50.2 69.8
2 Grain-based desserts 42.7 25.0 36.1 51.3 46.4
3 Whole milk 35.4 58.4 45.5 30.3 22.9
4 Regular cheese 34.4 30.1 28.0 40.2 36.1
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 29.1 39.0 27.6 29.1 27.0
6 Reduced fat milk 25.7 28.3 27.8 24.3 24.3
7 Fried white potatoes 25.0 17.9 25.0 19.7 32.8
8 Pasta and pasta dishes 23.2 18.1 24.7 26.0 20.6
9 Dairy desserts 22.1 11.5 24.1 25.3 20.7
10 Burgers 17.6 9.0 12.2 17.0 26.6
11 Mexican mixed dishes 16.5 6.5 9.0 21.7 22.0
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 13.2 7.0 9.7 12.0 19.8
13 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 8.5 12.2 5.9 7.0 11.4
14 Beef and beef mixed dishes 8.2 2.3 5.7 7.0 13.8
15 Crackers 7.7 11.0 10.0 7.6 4.4
16 Butter 6.7 4.3 8.2 6.2 6.5
18 Pancakes/waffles/French toast 6.0 4.7 8.2 6.5 3.7
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