A “report card” on this country’s current diet is reported in the Nutrition Action newsletter.
It noted that we have increased our daily
calories eaten from 2,075 in 1970 to 2535 in 2010.
Beef and pork are eaten at the rate of 74 pounds per year, slightly more than fish and poultry’s 65.
Cheese has shown fast growth, from 8 pounds per person in 1970 to 23 pounds in 2010.
Yogurt has jumped to 9 pounds per person from almost zero.
Sweeteners are declining, but are still high at 78 pounds annually. Vegies have grown a little in 40 years, but not fruit usage.
Whole milk has dropped to about half since 1970.
Flour makes up 109 pounds per year.
As they say, we are what we eat, and we eat a lot.