American Food Consumption Since 1970

Lately the New York Times has excelled in creating compelling graphic charts. This one, which numerous blogs posted last week, shows how American food consumption has changed since the 1970s.

There’s an overall increase of 1.8lbs of food a week: 0.5lbs of which is fat. Dairy is the only food category to see a decline, even with a 0.3lb increase in cheese consumption.

After looking at this, is it any surprised that since 1980 America has seen a doubling of obesity in adults aged 20-74?

via Kottke