How Many Pounds Of Meat And Cheese Do You Eat In A Year?

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According to Visual Economics:

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

Each year Americans eat:

  • 85.5 lbs. of fats and oils
  • 110 lbs. of red meat, including 62.4 lbs. of beef and 46.5 lbs. of pork
  • 73.6 lbs. of poultry, including 60.4 lbs. of chicken
  • 16.1 lbs. of fish and shellfish and 32.7 lbs. of eggs
  • 31.4 lbs. of cheese each year
  • 600.5 lbs. of non-cheese dairy products
  • 181 lbs. of beverage milks
  • 192.3 lbs. of flour and cereal products, including 134.1 lbs. of wheat flour
  • 141.6 lbs. of caloric sweeteners, including 42 lbs. of corn syrup
  • 56 lbs. of corn each year and eat 415.4 lbs. of vegetables
  • 24 lbs. of coffee, cocoa and nuts
  • 273.2 lbs. of fruit

These foods include:

  • 29 lbs. of French fries
  • 23 lbs. of pizza
  • 24 lbs. of ice cream
  • 53 gallons of soda, averaging about one gallon each week
  • 24 lbs. of artificial sweeteners
  • 2.736 lbs. of sodium, which is 47 percent more than recommended
  • 0.2 lbs. of caffeine each year, about 90,700 mg

In total, Americans eat an average of 2,700 calories each day.

Graphic and statistics courtesy of Visual Economics

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