Iowa Public Television


Hold The Greens

posted on December 13, 2002

The American diet is shifting away from fruits and vegetables. Since 1990 consumption of vegetables has dropped 16 percent. Fruit consumption has fallen 5 percent.

American consumers are choosing to eat more chicken – up 11 percent. Pasta intake has climbed by 21 percent and pizza is rapidly becoming an American staple. Consumption of it has risen by 37 percent since 1990.

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