Originally published: June 16, 2016

America’s Sweet Tooth

Americans get more added sugars from sugar-sweetened beverages than any other food category, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture national survey.

Snacks, sweets 31%
Grains 8%
Mixed dishes 6%
Dairy 4%
Condiments, gravies, spreads, salad dressings 2%
Vegetables 1%
Fruits, fruit juice 1%
Sugar-sweetened beverages: 39%
Soda 25%
Fruit drinks 11%
Sport and energy drinks 3%
Coffee, tea 7%
Alcohol 1%

Source: What We Eat in America, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2010