A quick look through the USDA information showed there were some positive trends. IOW the food alarmists may have overplayed the data on the American diet to some extent. What you neglected to mention, though, is that the data show some real nutrition problems exist. Total caloric intake increased significantly over the time studied. That is particularly worrisome given that Americans as a whole get far too little exercise.
Overall consumption of grain products, fats and oils, sweeteners (sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, ...), meat (including fish and poultry), fruit (both fresh and processed), vegetables (both fresh and processed), and cheese all increased. Milk consumption showed an overall decrease. There were some decreases in a few sweeteners, but the category overall showed significant increase.
What does this mean? Americans are in fact eating larger quantities of several healthy foods, but the problem is that we are (as a nation) eating larger quantities of everything, not just healthy foods. Overall, there has not been any compensatory decrease in the unhealthy choices.
So what is the result? We are eating more, while exercising less. Now we weigh more. That is not much to celebrate about.
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