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 589 = 23.2%.
Item 2, Flour and cereal products 582 = 22.9%.
Item 3, Caloric sweetners 367 = 14.4%.
Item 4, Meat, eggs, and nuts 525 = 20.6%.
Item 5, Dairy 275 = 10.8%.
Item 6, Fruit and vegetables 205 = 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 2015.