Monosyllabic Pedantry

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Weighing In

I read all the hubbub that sprang up over Tennessee's new Obesity Task Force, so it caught my eye when the USDA came out with their study of our eating habits over the last century. You can find the whole thing HERE.

What I like about it is the way they present the data; as pounds per person.

Well, it looks like our potato intake remained roughly constant, but there's a drop in other grains:

The big winner was chicken!

Thanks to those damn feminists(!) there was less time for cooking, so we all ate more processed foods:

And a hell of a lot more cheese!

Yay for pizza!

One thing the study didn't include was average calories burned per person per day.



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