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Table 2 Students’ consumption of breakfast item categories by location (N = 651)

From: Breakfast patterns among low-income, ethnically-diverse 4th-6thgrade children in an urban area

Category Overall Home School Corner store
Ate at any location 87.6% 75.6% 32.9% 27.5%
Cereal 32.5% 37.8% 13.1% 4.5%
Milk, yogurt, or cheese 31.7% 31.7% 25.2% 6.7%
Water 29.0% 27.0% 4.2% 7.8%
100% fruit juice (Juicy Juice) 27.5% 17.5% 36.9% 16.2%
Bread (bagel, toast, or roll) 21.0% 18.1% 22.4% 2.8%
Muffin, donut, pastry, cake, or pie 18.9% 8.9% 28.0% 12.8%
Waffles, French toast, pancakes 17.9% 18.5% 13.1% 1.7%
Breakfast sandwich 17.6% 16.1% 5.1% 15.6%
Chips (Doritos, potato chips, Cheetos, etc.) 17.5% 6.3% 7.0% 44.7%
Eggs 15.3% 18.5% 1.9% 5.0%
Fruits (apple, pear, peaches, etc.) 14.6% 14.8% 7.0% 5.0%
Meat (bacon, ham, sausage), chicken, or fish 13.7% 14.4% 2.8% 8.4%
Soda, lemonade, Capri Sun, Sunny D, Hug, etc. 12.6% 10.0% 1.4% 17.9%
Candy 11.7% 5.3% 4.7% 26.3%
Coffee, tea, iced tea (Arizona, Brisk, etc.) 10.7% 9.4% 2.3% 11.2%
Vegetables (lettuce, green beans, broccoli, etc.) 5.7% 6.1% 4.2% 0.6%
Other 4.3% 2.6% 2.3% 1.1%
Cracker 1.2% 0.8% 2.3% NA
Pretzel 0.2% NA NA 0.6%
  1. Note: Ate at any location indicates the proportion of the sample that endorsed eating breakfast in that location. All three schools provided all students with access to free breakfast before school hours. Category descriptions are presented as they were shown to participants.