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Don't SuperSize Me

DONTSUPER SIZEME ANALYZING THE CALORIC INTAKE OF AMERICA There's been an increasingly louder call for America to get healthy -from doctors to registered nurses to health advocates to concerned parents, all have expressed a desire to curtail the decades long trend of increasing our calorie intake. When compared to the consumption practices of the rest of the world, America's habits have reached scary levels. This infographic aims to shed some light on how we got where we are. THE RECOMMENDED DAILY CALORIC INTAKE IS: 2,500 2,000 Calories a Day for Men Calories a Day for Women (2,500 in 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy) U.S. calorie consumption per person is UP 20% since the early 1970s. Zimbabwe's daily consumption has been DROPPING over the last 20 years. 2000 From 1971-2000, OBESITY IN AMERICA INCREASED from 14.5% to 30.9% of the population. 1971 67% OF THE COUNTRY IS CURRENTLY OVERWEIGHT. 1970 Serving sizes at national restaurant chains have 2010 INCREASED 2-5 TIMES in the last 40 years. The average cookie sold in a restaurant is 700% larger than the recommended size. The average cheeseburger has ballooned from 333 T 600 CALORIES in the last 20 years. Everyday, the average American caloric intake is 3,790 CALORIES That's more Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo's average caloric intake combined, Burger King's NY Pizza Burger totals -1,858-1,606 2,530 CALORIES (respectively)! and the saturated fat alone equals China's average caloric intake is 2,954 CALORIES and is a difference of 19 slices of bacon from America's. 59 Zimbabwe's daily average caloric consumption is BACON STRIPS 2,020 CALORIES Daily Average Caloric Intake TYPICAL FAST FOOD DAY BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DINNER: Jack in the Box Sirloin Steak and Egg Burrito w/ Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa Quizno's Large Tuna Melt Club with cheese and dressing T.G.I. Friday's Jack Daniel's Burger 790 CALORIES 1,820 CALORIES 1,590 CALORIES That's 80% of an That's equivalent to That's just under half the average caloric intake of a Nigerian for the DAY! average native of Yemen's daily caloric consumption! In a single meal! 12 Taco Bell Fresco Style Beef Tacos! Or the entire day's average caloric consumption for an Angolan. This "daily" menu seems extreme, but it happens, and this particular day, racked up 4,200 calories! THE BIGGEST PROBLEM? SNACKING 60% OF AMERICANS GET 20% OF THEIR CALORIC INTAKE FROM SNACKS. 20% 25% of daily calories for younger people now come from sweetened drinks, i.e., soda. In America $492 A YEAR is spent per capita on fast food. China spends India spends $7.41 $4.34 SOURCES: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/worst-burgers-america • http://www.theofficediet.com/2008/06/16/recommended-daily- calorie-intake/• http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi m3723/is 4 12/ai 62385353/ • http://www.diet-biog.com/06/do americans eat 3790 calories per_day.php http://statinfo.biz/Data.aspx?act=77538lang-2 • http://www.webmid.com/diet/slideshow-best-and- worst-fast-food-breakfasts • http://health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/americas-worst-mall-foods/ http://www.everydayhealth.com/ forums/talk-it-up/topic/calorie-intake-per-country http://www.usda.gov/factbook/chapter2.pdf http://www.sweetadditions.net/ food-drinks/fast-food-statistics-in-united-states-of-america http://www.suite 101.com/content/top-fast-food-countries-a29881 DESIGN: @JAYJAYPOWPOW INFORMATON PROVIDED BY: www.RegisteredNurse.org

Don't SuperSize Me

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Americans don't eat to live, they live to eat. But with current trends Americans are living for less time due to their eating habits. Learn about America's obesity crisis and how it obscenely compar...

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