Friday, September 16, 2011

Food Fact Friday: 20 years ago...

The pictures below show servings sizes of 20 years ago on the left, compared to the serving sizes of today on the right. Can you believe the difference?

Every single one of these foods has doubled or almost tripled in the past two decades. Along with them, from 1980 to 2008, obesity rates doubled for adults and tripled for children.

No wonder 1/3 of adult Americans are considered obese. In 2010, Utah had a percentage of 22.5% of obese people - and let's remember that these statistics don't include the huge number of people considered over healthy weights. 

Scary, huh? It might be a good idea to consider this the next time you go out to eat - it certainly changed the way I look at a bagel...

Split your muffins! Or better yet, make them yourself!

pictures and specific calorie counts for above foods can be found here
read more about America's obesity rates here

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