Pie chart with 6 items.

Flour and cereal products provided more calories per day for the average American than any other food group in 2010

Fruit & vegetables and dairy products provided smaller shares of calories per day for the average American

Item 1, Added fats, oils and dairy fats 575 or 22.7%.
Item 2, Grains 581 or 22.9%.
Item 3, Caloric sweetners 373 or 14.7%.
Item 4, Meat, eggs, and nuts 525 or 20.7%.
Item 5, Dairy 276 or 10.9%.
Item 6, Fruit and vegetables 206 or 8.1%.

Notes: Added fats & oils and added sugar & sweeteners are added to foods during processing or preparation. They do not include naturally occurring fats and sugars in food (e.g., fats in meat or sugars in fruits). Food availability data serve as proxies for food consumption.

Source: Calculated by ERS, USDA, based on data from various sources (see Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Documentation).

Data as of February 2016.