Statistics as of 1994 indicate that they average American consumes almost 2,100 calories per day, which consist primarily of carbs (about half!) followed by fats, proteins, and alcohol (2%). In 2004, the average number of food consumed per day in America tallied to about 15-16 items, including beverages.
Recent data suggests that average food consumption in the U.S. is around 2,700 calories per day. The per capita food capacity in the U.S. is actually more like 3,800 calories, but over 1,000 calories per day are lost because of plate waste and spoilage. This article from the USDA contains a lot of good information about historical food consumption in the U.S.:
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