How Americans Eat: Some Facts and Numbers You Won’t Believe

How Eating in America Adds Up

The way Americans eat has changed a lot over the decades, and some of the statistics about food in the United States may surprise you. Take a look at these numbers while you’re biting into that next juicy cheeseburger.

Fast Food Consumption

Twenty-five percent of Americans eat some kind of fast food each day.

Lots of Variety

The average American eats 14 different types of food each day.

Packaged Food Galore

We tend to eat one-third more packaged meals than freshly prepared.