Americans Are Saying “Cheese” More Often

Food consumption patterns provide an interesting picture of changing tastes and eating habits. The US Department of Agriculture has been tracking food availability since 1909. A wealth of information from these records are now available online. Between 1970 and 2008 cheese consumption grew from 11.4 per person per year to 31.4 pounds–just over a threefold increase! Milk consumption has significantly diminished, while sodas seem to be replacing milk.

PositiveTip: It is not always healthy to follow national trends. Try setting a new trend by consuming significantly more fruits and vegetables in your diet!