The American Diet: USDA Chart Compares What We Should Be Eating To What We Are Eating

06/02/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The above chart, created by the USDA, compares the food consumed by the average U.S. citizen (using "loss-adjusted food availability" data as a proxy for consumption) to Federal dietary recommendations. In other words, what Americans eat vs. what the federal government thinks we should be eating.

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