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Fast Food, Diet and Nutrition Among Americans, Cynthia Ogden, National Center for Health Statistics

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 9:15 a.m.

Cynthia Ogden, epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will appear live on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" to discuss the latest findings on fast food, diet, and nutrition among Americans. Her presentation will include a rich mix of statistical visualizations and discussion, including a public call-in segment.

View the archived segment Link to a non-federal Web site

Biography: Cynthia Ogden


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Fast Food, Diet, and Nutrition Among Americans [PDF]
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Bullet points [PDF]
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Americans Heavier Today Than in the 1960s [PDF]
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Obesity increased in 1980s and 1990s in adults; more recently levels have plateaued [PDF]
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More Calories Available in Our Diet Today [PDF]
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Calories Consumed from Fast Food Decreases with Age [PDF]
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Children's Diet: Calories From Carbohydrates [PDF]
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Children's Diet: Added Sugars from Food vs Beverages [PDF]
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Teen and young adult males consume the highest number of calories from sugar sweetened beverages [PDF]
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Higher income individuals consume fewer calories from sugar sweetened beverages

Source of Information:


Sugar sweetened beverages

Fast food

Calorie trends

Low fat milk consumption

Added sugars among children

Diet drinks

Calories from alcohol

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | | Last Revised: June 14, 2013