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  1. On a per capita basis, the Canadian diet in 2009 included more fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals, coffee and fish compared with 2008.
  2. Total fresh fruit intake, including citrus, reached a record 39.3 kg per person, up slightly from 2008.
  3. After reaching a record high in 2008, processed fruit in the diet fell by 2.4% in 2009.
  4. The total fresh vegetable intake, excluding potatoes, reached a record 40.7 kg per person in 2009, slightly higher than the five-year average of 38.6 kg per person.
  5. The amount of potatoes in the diet, regardless of how they were consumed, rose by 1.4% to 27.9 kg per person in 2009. This was the first increase since 2001.
  6. Per capita red meat available for consumption continued its decline in 2009, falling by 0.7% to 23.4 kg per person per year.
  7. Intake of poultry in the diet fell by 1.2% to 13.4 kg per person, similar to levels in 2006 and 2007.
  8. Canadians consumed 16.0 kg per person of dairy products, down 3.5% from 2008.
  9. Total cereal products available for consumption recovered in 2009, increasing 0.8% over 2008, following declines in the past four years.
  10. After six years of declines, the amount of sugar and syrup in the Canadian diet has risen for two years in a row, reaching 23.8 kg per person.
  11. Total oil and fat consumption continued to decline, falling to 17.9 kg per person in 2009, down by 3.6 kg from the peak of 21.4 kg per person in 1998.
  12. Coffee consumption increased 3.6% to 90.0 litres per person in 2009.
  13. The total daily intake of calories per person fell to 2358.2 calories, down by 155.0 since the peak recorded in 2001.