Table 2.

Children's Energy and Macronutrient Intake

Dietary VariableOur StudyNHANES
  III*  
Our StudyNHANES
  III*  
2.0–2.9 yr (N = 94)1.0–2.9 yr (N = 424)5.0–5.9 yr (N = 74)3.0–5.0 yr (N = 425)
Energy (kcal)1245  ± 301286  ± 221549  ± 341573  ± 28
Protein (g)43  ± 1.347  ± 0.953  ± 1.655  ± 1.2
 (% kcal)14.0  ± 0.214.7  ± 0.213.7  ± 0.214.1  ± 0.2
Carbohydrate (g)169  ± 4.6171  ± 3.3211  ± 5.1215  ± 4.0
 (% kcal)54.4  ± 0.653.9  ± 0.654.7  ± 0.655.3  ± 0.5
Total fat (g)46  ± 1.349  ± 1.157  ± 1.658  ± 1.4
 (% kcal)33.2  ± 0.533.5  ± 0.433.0  ± 0.532.7  ± 0.4
Saturated fat (g)19  ± 0.620  ± 0.523  ± 0.722  ± 0.6
 (% kcal)13.7  ± 0.313.8  ± 0.213.2  ± 0.312.5  ± 0.2
Cholesterol (mg)155  ± 6.7168  ± 7.0173  ± 7.2175  ± 7.2
 (mg/1000 kcal)126  ± 5.1131111  ± 4.1111
  • * Non-Hispanic White.25

  • Mean ± SEM.

  • Calculated from NHANES III data; no SD or SEM available.