What the Average American Consumes in a Year

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Average size

The average American is 36.6 years old and eats 1,996.3 lbs. of food per year. The average man is 5’9” and weighs 190 lbs. The average woman is 5’4” and weighs 164 lbs.

Meat consumption

Each year, Americans eat 85.5 lbs. of fats and oils. They eat 110 lbs. of red meat, including 62.4 lbs. of beef and 46.5 lbs. of pork. They eat 16.1 lbs. of fish and shellfish and 32.7 lbs. of eggs.

Americans eat 31.4 lbs. of cheese each year and 600.5 lbs. of non-cheese dairy products. They drink 181 lbs. of beverage milks. They eat 141.6 lbs. of caloric sweeteners, including 42 lbs. of corn syrup.

Fruit and vegetables

Americans consume 56 lbs. of corn each year and eat 415.4 lbs. of vegetables. Americans eat 273.2 lbs. of fruit each year.

Coffee

Every year, Americans consume 24 lbs. of coffee, cocoa and nuts. Americans consume 0.2 lbs. of caffeine each year, about 90,700 mg.

Fast food

The foods include 29 lbs. of French fries, 23 lbs. of pizza and 24 lbs. of ice cream. Americans drink 53 gallons of soda each year, averaging about one gallon each week.

They eat an average of 2,700 calories each day.

Salt

Americans consume 2.736 lbs. of sodium, which is 47 percent more than recommended. Some pizzas are 'saltier than the sea' (NHS blog).

References:
Food Consumption in America - VisualEconomics.com.

3 comments:

  1. Eat or consume? Has food waste been factored out of these numbers?

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  2. Love the graphic. One picture is worth 1000 words. Now, how do we use this information to educate patients?

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  3. Print it out for them. This would do.

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