2.2.9 Percentage of First Nations children aged 12 to 17 years living in First Nations communities who consume specific food items by frequency of consumption, Canada, 2008/2010
|Sweets||Fast food||Soft drinks or pop||Juice||Water||Bread, pasta, rice, and other grains||Fruit||Vegetables||Protien||Milk and milk products|
|Less than once a day||71.7||82.5||46.8||20.4||10.7||21||32.8||44||28.6||32.4|
|Once a day||17.3||11||27.4||24.1||17||35.9||29.3||32||39.5||34.9|
|Several times a day||10.9||6.5||25.9||55.4||72.3||43.1||38||24||31.9||32.7|
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the First Nations Regional Longitudinal Health Survey (RHS) 2008/10, National report on adults, youth and children living in First Nations Communities.
The majority of of First Nations youth have have sweets and fast food less than once a day. The majority also to eat milk and milk products and grains daily to several times a day.
In 2008/2010, 33% of First Nations youth aged 12 to 17 years living in First Nations communities ate milk and milk products several times a day. 35% ate them once a day and 32% do so less than once a day.
24% eat vegetables several times a day, 32% ate them once a day and the majority, 44%, ate them less than once a day.
43% eat bread, pasta, rice and other grains several times a day while 36% ate them once a day. Only 21% ate them less than once a day.
More than a quarter, 26% of First Nations children and youth drink soft drinks or pop more than once a day, a further 27% drink it once a day. 47% drink pop or soft drinks less than once a day.
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