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Table 5 Energy (calories per capita per day) from different types of Meats and Protein sources among children 6–47 months: FITS 2008 (n = 2891)

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

Age groups: 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
Total Energy Meats/Proteina 8 62 85 144 139 151 155
Baby food meat 3 1 2 1 0 0 0
Non-baby food meat 4 52 57 99 98 115 116
Eggs 0 7 11 34 28 19 22
Peanut butter, nuts, seeds 0 2 2 2 3 7 11
Dried beans, peas, vegetarian meat substitutes 1 1 12 9 11 10 8
Types of Meatb        
 Chicken/turkey 4 18 22 48 43 43 54
 Hot dogs, sausage, cold cuts 1 9 18 21 23 36 28
 Beef 0 1 6 21 15 15 16
 Pork/ham 1 2 3 4 13 12 9
 Fish/shellfish 0 1 4 3 4 6 6
 Other meats 0 21 5 3 1 2 3
  1. aThe mean energy at the Total Meat/Protein level may include food sub-categories that are not displayed separately. Food sub-categories displayed may not be mutually exclusive
  2. bIncludes baby and non-baby food meats