Saturday, April 12, 2008

Day 12-Nutritional Bite

Here's an average of a few foods Chicagoans consume in one year.

 

FOOD/DRINK

Pints of milk: 476 million  

Oranges: 469 million 

Slices of bread: 3.1 billion 

Cans of soda: 1.5 billion 

Candy bars: 529 million 

Hamburgers: 441 million 

Eggs: 722 million 

Chickens: 51 million 

 

Above is a glimpse of "Human Footprint", a show airing on The National Geographic Channel at 8p.m. tomorrow night. The program covers what you consume and discard from birth to death. The link below has more details. 

http://redeye.chicagotribune.com/red-040908-consumption-main,0,2181082.story  


Sugar Preacher's Experience

The above program looks interesting since I contribute to the consumption stats, and the rise of obesity is linked to overeating. Last night, I attended a community food forum, and The French Culinary Institute prepared seasonal foods. The foods looked inviting, and I had a difficult time avoiding the dessert table. Instead, I indulged in the other foods. It is amazing how much food is available and consumed in America. Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Manny Prieto said...

Those desserts sure did look good . . . Kudos to you for sticking to the plan!

We did talk about blogs during the reception, so as promised, here's mine:

http://mannyprietotraining.blogspot.com/