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Table 1 Food sources of energy (calories per capita per day) from major food groups among children 0–47 months: FITS 2008 (n = 3273)

From: Early development of dietary patterns: transitions in the contribution of food groups to total energy—Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study, 2008

Age groups: 0–3.9 months
n = 216
4–5.9 months
n = 166
6–8.9 months
n = 249
9–11.9 months
n = 256
12–14.9 months
n = 243
15–17.9 months
n = 251
18–20.9 months
n = 219
21–23.9 months
n = 212
24–47.9 months
n = 1461
  Kcal/d (% of total daily energy)
Total daily energya 587 653 726 973 1032 1113 1169 1252 1305
Milk / Dairyb 576
(98.1)
594
(91.0)
504
(69.4)
506
(52.0)
381
(36.9)
338
(30.4)
312
(26.7)
325
(26.0)
260
(19.9)
Grains / Grain Productsc 7.3
(1.2)
35
(5.4)
82
(11.3)
125
(12.9)
169
(16.4)
157
(14.1)
181
(15.5)
216
(17.3)
205
(15.7)
Mixed Dishesd 0
(0)
2
(0.3)
26
(3.6)
76
(7.8)
124
(12.0)
154
(13.8)
166
(14.2)
176
(14.1)
238
(18.2)
Meat / Proteine 0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(1.1)
62
(6.4)
85
(8.2)
144
(12.9)
139
(11.9)
151
(12.1)
155
(11.9)
Vegetablesf 0.7
(0.1)
7
(1.1)
34
(4.7)
58
(6.0)
55
(5.3)
49
(4.4)
52
(4.5)
52
(4.2)
56
(4.3)
Fruitg 0.4
(0.1)
9
(1.4)
45
(6.2)
70
(7.2)
70
(6.8)
74
(6.7)
76
(6.5)
73
(5.8)
73
(5.6)
100% Juiceh 1.5
(0.3)
4
(0.6)
17
(2.3)
27
(2.8)
47
(4.6)
63
(5.7)
75
(6.4)
76
(6.1)
72
(5.5)
Sweets & Fried Salty Snacksi 0.5
(0.1)
2
(0.3)
10
(1.4)
46
(4.7)
83
(8.0)
109
(9.8)
137
(11.7)
145
(11.6)
221
(16.9)
Fatsj 0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.1)
3
(0.3)
18
(1.7)
26
(2.3)
31
(2.7)
38
(3.0)
25
(1.9)
  1. aSample sizes used in estimating per capita energy intake for each food group reflect the full sample per age group
  2. bMilk and dairy includes any milk (breast milk, infant formula, cow’s milk) as well as dairy foods cheese and yogurt
  3. cGrains/Grain Products include baby food cereal, ready-to-eat and cooked cereals, bread and rolls, rice and pasta, crackers, pretzels and rice cakes, and pancakes, waffles and French toast
  4. dMixed dishes includes all grain and meat based mixed dishes such as sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, ravioli and lasagna, sandwiches, beans and rice, chili and soups
  5. eMeat/Protein includes baby food and non-baby food meats, dried beans, peas and vegetarian meat substitutes, eggs, peanut butter, nuts and seeds
  6. fVegetables include commercial baby food vegetables, canned, cooked and raw vegetables, and 100% vegetable juice
  7. gFruits include commercial baby food fruits, canned, cooked and raw fruits
  8. h100% juice includes commercial 100% baby fruit juices and other 100% fruit juices
  9. iSweets and Fried Salty Snacks includes dessert items (cakes, pies, cookies, pastries), ice cream and dairy desserts, candy, fruit drinks and other sugar sweetened beverages. Also includes fried salty snacks (potato or tortilla chips, popcorn, cheese puffs, etc.)
  10. jFats and oils include those added during preparation and serving of foods