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Table 7 Percent contribution of selected food groups to the intake of added or NME sugars in adults and childrena

From: A review of total & added sugar intakes and dietary sources in Europe

  Adults Children
Country The Netherlands (adapted from [30]) France (adapted from [25]) UK [34] The Netherlands (adapted from [30]) France (adapted from [25]) UK [34]
Type of sugars Added Added NMES Added Added NMES
Age 19 to 69 18 to 79 19 to 64 7 to 18 3 to 17 4 to 18
Gender Women Men Women Men Women Men Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys
Food group Category   
Dairy Total dairy 12 11 16 14 5 4 12 12 16 18 6 6
 Milk & dairy beverages 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 2 2
 Dairy desserts 4 4 8 8 4 3 3 3 8 9 4 4
 Yoghurt 4 4 8 6 5 5 8 9
 Cheese 1 1 0 0 NA NA 0 1 0 0   
Sweet products Total sweet products 53 47 60 61 44 42 49 45 50 46 44 40
 Cake & cookies 16 12 23 20 17 13 12 10 24 22 18 16
 Sugar, honey, jam, syrup 17 18 27 32 16 19 12 13 11 11 8 8
 Confectionary 6 5 2 1 9 8 6 6
 Chocolate 10 9 5 5 7 7 11 10 10 9 8 7
 Ice cream 4 3 5 4 2 2 5 4 5 4 4 3
Beverages Total beverage 24 31 12 16 29 39 31 34 20 21 35 37
 F&V juices 3 3 1 0 8 8 5 4 0 0 11 12
 Soft drinks 18 26 7 10 15 16 26 30 13 15 22 24
 Coffee, tea 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 7 6 1 0
 Alcoholic beverages 2 1 2 3 6 14 0 0 0 0 1 1
Fruits & vegetables 1 1 6 3 4 5 1 1 4 4 2 3
Others 10 10 7 6 18 10 7 8 10 11 13 14
  1. aIn % of daily intake of added sugars- NA: not available- See text for details