Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How we eat

Odd but true...Some weird facts about Americans and what they eat, from the Jan issue of Food Technology, written by Elizabeth Sloan.

--In a single day, Americans typically eat and drink 14 kinds of foods and beverages. These include but are not limited to sandwiches, fruit, veggies, soft drinks, milk, coffee, potatoes, salty snacks, juices and cereal.

--Forty-five percent of Millennials and 24% of Boomers have a special diet, such as vegan or gluten-free.

--Millennials eat around the clock.

--One in five people eat one snack a day or more.

--Savory beats sweet.

--A majority of consumers say they like it "hot."

--More than half of adults buy specialty oils, chocolate and cheese.

--Half of all adults have bought prepared food at a convenience store.

--One-third of adults never skip breakfast.

What surprised me? Maybe that people buy those weird orphan hotdogs going round and round at 7-Eleven.

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