Table 2.

Mean Daily Intakes of the Food Pyramid Groups for Children 2–19 Years of Age in the 1989–1991 CSFII

CharacteristicNGrainVegetableFruitDairyMeat
ServingsServingsServingsServingsOunces
Recommendations6–113–52–42–35–7
Gender and age
Males and females, 2–19 years of age33075.8 (.1)2.6 (.1)1.3 (.1)2.1 (.1)3.9 (.1)
Males
 2–54295.2 (.2)1.9 (.9)1.5 (.1)2.0 (.1)2.8 (.1)
 6–115995.7 (.1)2.4 (.1)1.3 (.1)2.2 (.1)3.8 (.1)
 12–196187.3 (.2)*3.4 (.1)*1.1 (.1)2.4 (.1)*5.3 (.1)*
Females
 2–54164.9 (.2)2.0 (.1)1.5 (.1)1.9 (.9)2.7 (.1)
 6–115735.5 (.2)2.4 (.1)1.4 (.1)2.1 (.1)3.7 (.1)
 12–196725.1 (.1)2.8 (.1)1.1 (.1)1.7 (.1)3.9 (.2)
Race/Ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic22485.9 (.1)2.5 (.1)1.3 (.1)2.2 (.1)3.7 (.1)
 Black, non-Hispanic5505.5 (.2)2.9 (.2)1.1 (.1)1.7 (.1)4.3 (.2)
 Hispanic3935.4 (.2)2.4 (.2)1.1 (.1)1.9 (.1)4.1 (.2)
Poverty Index Ratio
 <131%17235.7 (.1)2.5 (.1)1.1 (.1)1.8 (.1)3.9 (.1)
 131%–350%11835.8 (.1)2.7 (.1)1.3 (.6)3.8 (.1)
 >350%4015.9 (.2)2.5 (.1)1.5 (.1)2.2 (.1)3.9 (.1)
  • * P < .05; male versus female for same age category.

  • P < .05; white versus black or Hispanic.

  • P < .05; poverty index ratio <131% versus 131%–150% or >350%.