Average per Capita Daily Food Intake (in grams) 
Selected 1995-96 2000 2005 2010 **2016
Food Items National  Rural Urban National Rural Urban National  Rural Urban National  Rural Urban Overall Poor Non-Poor National  Rural Urban Overall Poor Non-Poor
 Total  913.8 910.5 930.8 893.1 898.7 870.7 947.7 946.3 952.1 999.99 1005.20 985.50 999.99 816.22 1084.53 975.53 974.32 978.74 975.53 802.34 1030.92
 Cereals 498.0 511.4 430.4 475.7 492.8 402.8 451.7 467.7 403.0 442.01 464.91 377.80 442.01 426.55 449.25 387.02 403.53 342.92 387.02 381.86 388.67
   Rice 464.3 479.0 390.3 458.5 478.8 372.7 439.6 459.7 378.5 416.01 441.61 344.20 416.01 406.19 420.52 367.19 386.09 316.70 367.19 369.91 366.32
  Wheat 33.7 32.4 40.1 17.2 14.0 30.1 12.1 8.0 24.5 26.00 23.30 33.60 26.00 20.36 28.73 19.83 17.44 26.22 19.83 11.95 22.35
 Potato 49.5 46.7 64.4 55.5 54.7 58.4 63.3 61.9 67.5 70.30 71.50 67.70 70.30 63.44 73.78 64.83 65.89 62.01 64.83 63.07 65.40
 Vegetables 152.6 154.4 142.9 140.5 141.1 137.9 157.0 156.5 158.7 166.08 170.40 154.95 166.08 141.80 177.25 167.30 164.78 174.06 167.30 142.02 175.39
  Leafy Vegetables 30.2 29.2 34.8 20.5 19.5 24.4 43.4 43.8 42.2                        
  Others 122.4 125.2 108.2 120.0 121.6 113.5 113.6 112.7 116.5                        
 Pulses 14.0 12.9 19.4 15.6 15.0 19.0 14.2 12.7 18.6 14.30 13.23 17.20 14.30 10.15 16.22 15.60 15.12 16.88 15.60 10.73 17.16
  Masoor 6.1 4.7 13.3 6.6 5.1 12.8 8.3 6.2 14.7                        
  Khesari 4.6 5.1 2.0 2.0 2.4 1.4 2.0 2.4 0.9                        
  Others 3.3 3.1 4.1 7.0 7.5 4.8 3.9 4.1 3.0                        
 Milk/Milk Products 32.3 30.3 42.1 29.7 29.0 32.6 32.4 31.0 36.6 33.72 31.78 39.16 33.72 12.18 43.63 27.31 26.29 30.04 27.31 11.17 32.48
 Edible Oils 9.9 8.4 17.0 12.8 11.2 19.1 16.5 14.3 22.9 20.51 18.28 26.60 20.51 14.20 23.41 26.75 25.70 29.57 26.75 18.80 29.30
  Mustard 5.7 6.2 3.1 4.1 4.7 1.7 3.8 4.6 1.5                        
  Soyabean 3.8 1.8 13.5 8.6 6.5 17.3 12.6 9.6 21.3                        
  Others 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1                        
 Meat, Poultry, Egg 15.1 12.0 30.0 18.5 15.4 31.0 20.8 17.6 30.7 25.90 20.10 41.71 25.86 9.17 34.21 39.00 35.04 49.56 39.00 18.14 45.69
  Mutton 1.0 0.8 1.6 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.60 0.50 0.89 0.60 0.11 0.83 0.55 0.48 0.76 0.55 0.14 0.69
  Beef 6.6 4.9 15.0 8.3 6.9 14.0 7.8 6.4 12.0 6.84 4.70 12.50 6.84 1.55 9.27 7.54 6.54 10.22 7.54 1.50 9.48
  Chicken/Duck 4.0 3.4 7.5 4.1 3.2 7.7 6.8 5.8 10.1 11.22 9.01 17.42 11.22 4.11 15.09 17.33 15.30 22.73 17.33 8.16 20.26
  Eggs 3.2 2.6 5.9 5.2 4.6 7.9 5.2 4.4 7.4 7.20 5.80 10.90 7.20 3.40 9.02 13.58 12.72 15.85 13.58 8.34 15.26
  Others 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.5                        
 Fish 43.8 42.2 51.7 38.5 37.8 40.9 42.1 39.7 49.6 49.50 45.80 59.91 49.50 31.16 57.81 62.58 60.59 67.91 62.58 40.20 69.74
 Condi. & Spices 18.5 16.9 26.6 24.5 23.1 30.2 28.1 25.8 35.2 22.00 20.20 27.80 22.00 15.69 24.74 31.04 29.75 34.50 31.04 21.96 33.95
  Onion 11.6 9.9 20.2 15.4 14.1 20.7 18.4 16.1 25.3 22.00 20.20 27.80 22.00 15.69 24.74 31.04 29.75 34.50 31.04 21.96 33.95
  Chillies 6.9 7.0 6.4 9.1 9.0 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.9                        
 Fruits 27.6 25.3 38.8 28.4 26.5 35.6 32.5 32.4 32.9 44.70 42.60 50.40 44.70 20.46 56.00 35.78 32.24 45.23 35.78 15.19 42.37
 Sugar/Gur 9.3 9.1 10.1 6.9 6.4 8.8 8.1 7.5 9.7 8.40 7.40 11.30 8.40 3.32 10.88 6.90 6.65 7.57 6.90 2.72 8.24
  Sugar 3.8 2.9 8.2 4.3 3.4 7.8 6.1 5.1 9.0                        
  Gur 5.5 6.2 1.9 2.6 3.0 1.0 2.0 2.4 0.7                        
Food Taken Outside 18.7 18.6 18.8 25.5 25.4 25.9 24.8 23.7 27.9 29.83 28.00 34.97 29.83 17.70 35.41 30.77 27.51 39.47 30.77 18.93 34.55
 Miscellaneous* 24.5 22.3 38.3 21.0 20.3 28.5 55.7 54.8 58.8 72.78 71.41 76.99 72.78 50.28 81.81 80.62 81.23 79.00 80.62 57.54 88.00
*   Miscelleneous includes tea, soft drinks, bread, biscuits, betel nut, etc.
**Data for 2016 is from HIES 2016 preliminary report publised by BBS.
  Source : Household Expenditure Survey, 1995-96, HIES,2000, 2005, 2010 of BBS