Americans Don't Adhere to Food Pyramid Recommendations, Prefer Foods High in Sugar and Fat, Study Says
Posted Oct 02 2008 3:12pm
Note from Connie: Well this new finding (if you want to call it that) certainly come as no surprise. Americans eat too many sugary, fatty foods that aren't nutrient rich. So says a new study. Jennifer brings you details. Please bear in mind that I'm not a fan of all the FDA recommendations in the first place, but stressing vegetables and fruits sounds like a good idea.
In fact, the study says, "the foods that contribute most to discrepancies between recommendations and actual intake—are sweetened carbonated beverages and other sweetened beverages, grain-based desserts, nonskim dairy products, and fatty meats."
Americans also seem to prefer vegetables like tomatoes and starchy potatoes over dark leafy greens, the study informs us.