Table 2

Mean Intakes of Energy, Energy-yielding Nutrients and Cholesterol

National Data a

Intake b



6–9 yr

Age 5

Age 7

Age 9


Energy (kcal)

1768

1524.4 ± 337.3

1704.9 ± 347.6 δ

1821.8 ± 344.6 ψ

Fat (g)

64.2

51.8 ± 14.8

59.6 ± 16.9 δ

65.4 ± 17.6 ψ

Fat (% of energy)

32.4

30.3 ± 4.9

31.1 ± 4.9 ‡δ

31.8 ± 4.6 δ

Carbohydrate (g)

243.1

218.8 ± 51.4

242.2 ± 51.9 δ

253.6 ± 51.4 ψ

Carbohydrate (% of energy)

55.2

57.6 ± 5.8

57.0 ± 5.6 ‡δ

56.0 ± 5.8 δ

Protein (g)

60.9

52.7 ± 14.8

57.1 ± 14.2 δ

61.9 ± 14.5 ψ

Protein (% of energy)

13.9

13.9 ± 2.6

13.6 ± 2.4

13.8 ± 2.5

Saturated Fat (g)

23.6

19.4 ± 6.6

22.2 ± 7.4 δ

24.1 ± 7.5 ψ

Saturated Fat (% of energy)

11.9

11.3 ± 2.4

11.5 ± 2.5

11.7 ± 2.3

Sucrose (g)

N/A

47.2 ± 17.6

53.1 ± 20.8 δ

55.2 ± 21.1 δ

Sucrose (% of energy)

N/A

12.4 ± 3.8

12.3 ± 3.7

12.1 ± 3.8

Cholesterol (mg)

190

157.6 ± 83.6

166.5 ± 82.4

186.1 ± 88.7 δ

Dietary Fiber (g)

12.1

10.5 ± 3.9

11.2 ± 4.4 δ

12.2 ± 3.8 ψ


a USDA Food and Nutrient Intakes by Children; data shown is for females aged 6–9 years [20]. b Mean ± SD; values with different symbols are significantly different at p < 0.0001, except for % of energy from fat, % of energy from carbohydrate, and cholesterol which are significantly different at p < 0.01

Mannino et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2004 1:5   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-1-5

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