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Chocolate Milk Consumption in Canada

It is estimated that chocolate milk and other flavoured milks contribute to 2.6% of total sugars* consumption per adult per day.

  • The Canadian average yearly consumption of chocolate milk and other flavoured milks is about 5.5 litres per person, which translates into 15 mL per day.1 This represents only 9% of total fluid milk consumption, which is about 66 litres per person per year;1
  • The estimated contribution of total sugars* via the consumption of chocolate milk and other flavoured milks per Canadian per day is: 2
    • 2.6% for adults aged 19 years and older;
    • 3.7% for children aged 2 to 8 years old;
    • 5.3% for children aged 9 to 18 years old.

*Total sugars are defined as all monosaccharides and disaccharides (other than polyols), regardless of their source. This means sugars naturally found in foods, like fruits (glucose and fructose) and milk (lactose), are included in this category.

References

  1. Canadian Dairy Information Centre. 2018. Per capita consumption of dairy products in Canada (annual). www.dairyinfo.gc.ca. Accessed May 16, 2019.
  2. Langlois K et al. 2019. Change in total sugars consumption among Canadian children and adults. Statistics Canada Health Reports.www150.statcan.gc.ca. Accessed May 16, 2019

Keywords: data on consumption , chocolate milk , sugar intake


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