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Table 3b. Mean Intake of Solid Fats & Mean 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 43.1 17.7 45.7 44.9 47.4
2 Grain-based desserts 41.5 23.8 36.8 55.5 38.4
3 Regular cheese 31.8 24.4 27.4 38.3 32.3
4 Whole milk 30.1 59.6 41.1 24.3 15.1
5 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 24.9 32.7 28.4 27.3 16.5
6 Fried white potatoes 24.6 19.6 28.9 22.0 24.7
7 Pasta and pasta dishes 23.3 21.1 28.4 22.4 20.2
8 Dairy desserts 21.8 13.2 26.6 23.1 19.1
9 Reduced fat milk 21.6 32.2 22.5 24.3 14.2
10 Burgers 13.3 7.9 12.0 13.8 15.8
11 Mexican mixed dishes 13.3 5.8 8.8 13.3 20.1
12 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 13.0 8.0 9.3 11.9 19.4
13 Crackers 8.5 11.2 11.4 8.5 5.0
14 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 8.4 11.0 6.9 6.4 11.0
15 Soups 7.3 3.9 9.3 9.2 4.6
16 Beef and beef mixed dishes 6.9 2.0 5.8 5.8 10.8
17 Butter 6.5 3.7 9.4 4.9 6.2
22 Reduced fat cheese 4.3 7.0 2.0 4.0 5.8
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