What are we eating?

What the average American consumes in a year

  • Fat and oils: 85.5 lbs
  • Red meat: 110 lbs
  • Poultry: 73.6 lbs
  • Fish and Shellfish: 16.1 lbs
  • Eggs: 32.7 lbs
  • Cheese: 31.4 lbs
  • Dairy Products (non-cheese): 600.5 lbs
  • Fruits: 273.2 lbs
  • Coffee, Cocoa and Nuts: 24 lbs.
  • Vegetables: 415.4 lbs
  • Caloric Sweetness: 141.6 lbs
  • Corn: 56 lbs
  • Corn Syrup: 42 lbs
  • Wheet flour: 131.1 lbs
  • Beverage Milks: 181 lbs
  • Flour and Cereal products: 192.3 lbs

That includes (every year):

  • French fries: 29 lbs
  • Pizza: 23 lbs
  • Ice cream: 24 lbs
  • Soda: 53 gallons (about a gallon a week)
  • Artificial Sweeteners: 24 lbs
  • Sodium: 2.736 lbs (47% more than recommended)
  • Caffeine: 0.2 lbs (90.700 mg)
  • And 2,700 calories a day!

What are we eating? What the Average American Consumes in a Year

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