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Chocolate Milk Consumption in Canada

Of the total added sugar intake in a person’s diet, it is estimated that chocolate milk and other flavoured milks contribute less than 2%—or less than 1 g—of added sugar per person per day.

  • The average yearly consumption of chocolate milk and other flavoured milks is about 6 litres per person, which translates into 17 mL per day.1 This represents only 9% of total fluid milk consumption, which is about 70 litres per person per year;1
  • The average per capita milk product intake in Canada is less than 2 servings/day (about 1.7 servings/day). Chocolate milk and other flavoured milks represent a very small portion of total milk product consumption (about 4%);1
  • The estimated contribution of added sugar via the consumption of chocolate milk and other flavoured milks per person per day is < 1 g, or less than 2% of total added sugar intake;2
  • · A large proportion of the Canadian population, from all age groups, does not meet the minimum recommended number of servings of milk products per day.3

References

  1. Canadian Dairy Information Centre. 2015. Per capita consumption of dairy products in Canada (annual). Accessed July 13, 2016.
  2. Brisebois TD et al. Estimated intakes and sources of total and added sugars in the Canadian dietNutrients 2014;6:1899-1912.
  3. Statistics Canada. 2006. Nutrition: findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey – Overview of Canadians’ eating habits, no. 2. Accessed July 13, 2016.

Keywords: data on consumption , chocolate milk , sugar intake


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