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American Eating Habits Are Finally Improving

Friday, 24 July 2015 01:30 PM

American eating habits are finally changing for the better.

After years consuming more calories and sugar, there are signs that the trend is coming to end, The New York Times reports.

The number of daily calories consumed by the average adult peaked in the U.S. in 2003 and has been falling since.

Children are also eating fewer calories, 9 percent less than 12 years ago.

Americans are moving away in droves from regular soda. They now drink 25 percent less of the sugary stuff than they did in late 1990s.

In 1998, the typical American bought 40 gallons of regular soda a year. By 2014, that figure had fallen to 30 gallons, according to trade publication Beverage Digest.

Obesity rates are also showing signs of stabilizing.

“I think people are hearing the message, and diet is slowly improving,” Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, told The Times.

Calorie reductions have come in nearly every demographic group, although whites have reduced calories more than blacks and Hispanics.


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