High calorie foods and sugary drinks
How many high-calorie foods and sugary drinks do we consume?
Examples of high-calorie foods and sugary drinks, and the amount consumed every day by people in the UK (figures from 2008-12)
|Amount consumed in grams (g) per day|
|Men, by age||Women, by age|
|Biscuits (one chocolate digestive = 18g)||18||17||12||15||16||16||14||12|
|Buns, cakes, pastries and pies (one slice of Victoria sponge = 60g)||21||18||20||32||22||17||16||25|
|Puddings (one portion of crumble = 170g)||15||14||13||24||15||10||9||24|
|Ice cream (one scoop of ice cream = 60g)||12||8||5||8||13||9||5||7|
|Chips, fried and roast potatoes (one small portion of chips = 100g)||39||58||47||41||35||50||35||22|
|Savoury snacks (one small bag of crisps = 30g)||11||14||9||3||10||12||6||2|
|Sugary sweets (one fruit pastille = 3g)||8||8||2||1||9||6||2||1|
|Chocolate bars (one square of milk chocolate = 7g)||9||13||10||4||9||11||7||5|
|Sugary soft drinks (one can of fizzy drink = 340g)||139||310||160||54||117||210||112||53|
Statistics on high calorie foods and sugary drinks come from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey Headline Results from Years 1-4 (combined) of the Rolling Programme 2008/9 – 2011/12.
Information on food portion sizes comes from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s Food Portion Sizes, Second Edition.