While searching more about my research topic of the American diet, I found an interesting article about how the American diet has changed over the years. The article mentions that as the obesity rate rises, so does the average calorie consumption (from about 2,000 calories a day in the 1970’s to 2,500 today). We have also increased our consumption of meats, sugars, and fats while not increasing our intake of fruits and vegetables.
Liebman, Bonnie. “The changing American diet.” Nutrition Action Healthletter, Oct. 2016, p. 8+. Student Resources in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A464664290/SUIC?u=salt89600&xid=9a2306a1. Accessed 23 Feb. 2017.
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