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Table 3a. Mean Intake of Solid Fats & Percentage Contribution (kcal) of Various Foods Among US Female Children & Adolescents, by Age, NHANES 2003–04

  All Females, 2-18 years Age Group (years)
2-3 years 4-8 9-13 14-18
Sample Size 1787 219 403 514 651
Mean Intake of Solid Fats (kcal) 401 342 416 419 387
Ranka Food Groupb, c          
1 Pizza 10.8 5.2 11.0 10.7 12.2
2 Grain-based desserts 10.4 7.0 8.9 13.2 9.9
3 Regular cheese 7.9 7.1 6.6 9.1 8.3
4 Whole milk 7.5 17.4 9.9 5.8 3.9
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 6.2 9.6 6.8 6.5 4.3
6 Fried white potatoes 6.1 5.7 7.0 5.3 6.4
7 Pasta and pasta dishes 5.8 6.2 6.8 5.3 5.2
8 Dairy desserts 5.5 3.9 6.4 5.5 4.9
9 Reduced fat milk 5.4 9.4 5.4 5.8 3.7
10 Burgers 3.3 2.3 2.9 3.3 4.1
11 Mexican mixed dishes 3.3 1.7 2.1 3.2 5.2
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 3.2 2.3 2.2 2.8 5.0
13 Crackers 2.1 3.3 2.7 2.0 1.3
14 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 2.1 3.2 1.7 1.5 2.8
15 Soups 1.8 1.1 2.2 2.2 1.2
16 Beef and beef mixed dishes 1.7 0.6 1.4 1.4 2.8
17 Butter 1.6 1.1 2.3 1.2 1.6
22 Reduced fat cheese 1.1 2.1 0.5 1.0 1.5
a: Rank for females 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 females 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 females 2-18 years old in descending order: soups, beef and beef mixed dishes, butter, pancakes/waffles/French toast, candy, cold cuts, yeast breads, reduced fat cheese, quickbreads.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013