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TABLE 5-7 Top Five Food Contributors to Sodium Intake Within Food Categories for Persons 2 or More Years of Age

Food Group

Food Item

Percentage of Sodium Contributed in Food Groupa

Mixed dishes = 44% of total daily sodium

Sandwiches (excluding burgers)

35.3

Pizza with meat

12.2

Hamburgers/cheeseburgers

8.5

Mexican entrées

6.9

Pasta dishes, Italian style

6.5

Sum

69.4

Meat, meat alternates = 15.5% of total

Chicken

25.0

Cheese

15.3

Eggs

12.1

Bacon/sausage

10.6

Beef

7.7

Sum

70.7

Grains = 11.4% of total

Bread

21.5

Cold cereal

18.5

Rice

10.9

Pancakes, waffles, French toast

9.6

Crackers

9.0

Sum

69.5

Vegetables = 9.3% of total

Salad (greens)b

30.0

Cooked potatoes, not fried

16.7

Cooked potatoes, fried

15.2

Cooked tomatoes

9.2

Cooked green beans

4.3

Sum

75.4

Sweets = 5.0% of total

Cookies

22.0

Cake/cupcakes

21.6

Ice cream

10.5

Pies/cobblers

9.3

Doughnuts

7.8

Sum

71.2

Condiments, oils, fats = 4.3% of total

Catsup, mustard, relish, soy sauce

39.9

Gravy

12.3

Salad dressing

11.7

Garnishes such as pickles or olives

10.6

Margarine

7.4

Sum

81.9

Salty snacks = 3.4% of total

Corn-based salty snacks

32.1

Popcorn

25.9

Potato chips

23.0

Pretzels/party mix

19.1

Sum

100.0



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