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