Table 2
Top ten sources of sugar intake, by age group, household population aged 1 or older, Canada excluding territories, 2004

Age group and source of sugar intake % of total sugar intake
Ages 1 to 8
Milk 19.9
Fruit 14.9
Fruit juice 14.6
Confectionary 8.7
Fruit drinks 6.2
Sugars (white and brown) 5.4
Other sugars (syrups, molasses, honey, etc) 5.3
Cereals, grains and pasta 4.3
Soft drinks - regular 3.6
Vegetables 2.9
Ages 9 to 18
Soft drinks - regular 14.3
Milk 14.0
Fruit 10.6
Confectionary 10.3
Fruit juice 9.1
Fruit drinks 7.4
Sugars (white and brown) 6.3
Other sugars (syrups, molasses, honey, etc) 5.4
Cereals, grains and pasta 4.5
Vegetables 3.3
Age 19 or older
Fruit 17.4
Soft drinks - regular 13.0
Sugars (white and brown) 11.4
Milk 10.7
Fruit juice 7.6
Vegetables 6.8
Confectionary 5.3
Other sugars (syrups, molasses, honey, etc) 4.5
Fruit drinks 3.7
Cereals, grains and pasta 3.3
Source: 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey—Nutrition.