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Table 8 Energy (calories per capita per day) from discretionary dietary sources (desserts, sweet foods, sweetened beverages, and fried salty snacks) 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
Any Type of Dessert, Sweet, or Sweetened Beverage, Salty Snacksa 10 47 90 122 150 162 222
Any Type of Dessert, Sweet, or Sweetened Beverageb 10 46 83 109 137 145 196
 Desserts and candy 8 29 64 78 93 104 131
 Cakes, pies, cookies, and pastries 5 17 51 61 52 53 82
  Cookies 3 11 22 33 22 33 40
  Cake 0 4 6 4 8 3 14
  Pies and pastries 0 0 15 4 5 11 10
  Sweet rolls, doughnuts, muffins 1 2 7 21 16 5 19
 Ice cream, frozen yogurt, pudding 0 2 7 9 21 22 19
 Other desserts 0 1 1 1 4 4 6
 Candy 0 0 4 8 16 25 24
 Other Sweetsc 0 2 3 6 8 6 13
Baby food desserts 3 10 2 0 1 0 0
Sweetened Beverages 2 15 15 25 36 34 52
 Carbonated sodas 0 1 1 1 2 7 5
 Fruit-flavored drinks 2 10 13 22 22 20 41
Fried salty snacksd 0 1 7 13 15 17 26
  1. aThe mean energy at the Total Fruits level may include food sub-categories that were consumed in small quantities and are not displayed separately. Food sub-categories displayed may not be mutually exclusive
  2. bIncludes desserts and candy (including all sub-categories), ice cream, frozen yogurt, puddings, other desserts, candy and other sweets
  3. cIncludes milk flavorings, sugar, syrups and preserves
  4. dIncludes potato chips, popcorn, cheese curls/puffs, tortilla chips, and other types of chips and salty snacks. Note: it does not include crackers, pretzels and rice cakes which can be found with Grains and Grain Products in Table 3