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Table 3 Percent total grain intake from different food groups in children (6–18 years) and adults (19+ years) based on NHANES (2001–02 to 2011–12)a,b

From: Whole grain consumption trends and associations with body weight measures in the United States: results from the cross sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001–2012

Children (6–18 years) 2001–02 (n = 3147) 2003–04 (n = 2747) 2005–06 (n = 2838) 2007–08 (n = 2134) 2009–10 (n = 2263) 2011–12 (n = 2151)
Food Percent (%)b
 Grain mixtures, frozen plate meals, soups, meat substitutes 23.3 26.1 29.9 25.4 26.5 30.9
 Yeast breads, rolls 23.0 24.8 22.2 21.6 22.5 20.8
 Crackers and non-popcorn salty snacks from grains 11.7 10.8 10.7 12.8 11.6 10.8
 All other foodsc 10.9 12.5 10.4 11.3 10.2 10.6
 Cakes, cookies, pies, pastries 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.5 7.8 8.9
 RTE cereals 6.9 6.0 4.8 4.9 4.5 5.0
 Pastas, macaroni, rice 5.8 2.2 2.3 3.0 3.7 3.3
 Quick breads 4.7 4.2 6.2 7.3 7.9 4.8
 Pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes 2.9 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.8 3.2
 Popcorn 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.1
 Oatmeal 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.5
 Other cooked cereals 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
 Flour and dry mixes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Total Grain 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Adults (19+ years) 2001–02 (n = 4647) 2003–04 (n = 4456) 2005–06 (n = 4405) 2007–08 (n = 5476) 2009–10 (n = 5820) 2011–12 (n = 4878)
Food Percent (%)b
 Yeast breads, rolls 29.2 27.6 27.0 27.9 29.3 26.3
 Grain mixtures, frozen plate meals, soups, meat substitutes 17.4 21.7 23.6 20.9 20.9 25.4
 All other foodsc 12.4 13.0 10.8 11.5 11.1 11.8
 Crackers and non-popcorn salty snacks from grains 8.8 8.1 8.7 9.6 8.3 8.4
 Cakes, cookies, pies, pastries 8.3 8.9 8.3 7.9 7.4 8.6
 Quick breads 8.2 7.6 9.3 9.7 9.6 6.3
 Pastas, macaroni, rice 5.8 4.0 3.7 4.3 4.4 4.5
 RTE cereals 4.8 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3
 Pancakes, waffles, french toast, crepes 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.5
 Oatmeal 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5
 Popcorn 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.8
 Other cooked cereals 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5
 Flour and dry mixes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Total Grain 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. aDay 1 from foods only, excluding pregnant and breastfeeding women
  2. bMean Total Grain intake from different food sources were estimated using PROC SURVEYMEANS and percent Total Grain contribution from different food groups were calculated
  3. cMeat, poultry, fish mixtures including sandwiches