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Downscale Dining

July 21, 2014

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Profile America — Monday, July 21st. A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting -- on TV, in newspapers and on the Web -- is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes, and the quality of the diet of many Americans. However, junk food shows no sign of waning in popularity. And every devil has its advocate, as today is National Junk Food Day, celebrating the naughty temptations on offer, including at the more than 216,000 fast food outlets in the country. Still, Americans are increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables they consume -- daily averaging over 11.5 ounces of fruits and 12 ounces of vegetables. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at <www.census.gov>.

Sources:
http://www.food.com/food-holidays/junk-food-day-0721

http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2011_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 722211

http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Commodity_Consumption_by_Population_Characteristics/Food_Intakes_Converted_to_Retail_Commodities_Database/ficrcd_fruit.xls

http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Commodity_Consumption_by_Population_Characteristics/Food_Intakes_Converted_to_Retail_Commodities_Database/ficrcd_vegetable.xls



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: June 27, 2014