2.2.5 Percentage of First Nations children aged 6 to 11 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 Protiein Milk and milk products
Several times a day 7.8 4.4 9.5 57.9 70.5 51.4 48.9 34.7 37.5 60
Once a day 13.3 5.7 12.8 21.5 17.6 31.8 27.3 32.8 41.4 25.2
Less than once a day 78.8 90 77.7 20.6 11.9 16.8 23.7 32.5 21.1 14.8

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 First Nations children have sweets, fast food and pop less than once a day. The majority also eat grains, fruits & vegetables, proteins and milk products daily to several times a day.

In 2008/2010, 35% of First Nations children aged 6 to 11 years ate vegetables several times a day, 33% ate them once a day and 33% ate them less than once a day.

49% ate fruit several times a day, 27% ate fruit at least once a day and 24% ate fruit less than once a day.

51% had bread, pasta, rice or other grains several times a day and 32% had grains once a day.

22% had pop at least once a day and 21% had sweets at least once a day.

60% had milk or milk products several times a day, another 25% had milk once a day, and 15% had milk less than once a day.