Calories Consumed Per Day - Up Nearly 25% Since 1970

Over the last 40 years, obesity has become an American epidemic, one to which we can correlate any number of changes and trends. Here are two sets of infographics from two very different sources that reflect some of those changes and trends.

For example, from Civil Eats, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Graduate School
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Kids Taught to Prefer Sugar, Fat, Salt, and Fast Food

The frontier in the fight against childhood obesity should be pushed back to toddlers and preschoolers, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that kids ages 3-5 already have developed a taste for sugary, fatty, and salty foods, and easily recognize the brands that offer these options.
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