The Surprising Number of Calories Americans Eat Every Day

If you've looked at the nutritional panel on the back of any packaged food product, you've likely noticed that in addition to calories and grams of fat, carbohydrates, and protein, there's a line that says, "2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice" (via Food and Drug Administration). If this sentence has led you to believe that the average American is eating 2,000 calories a day, you're off by a long shot.

The Surprising Number of Calories Americans Eat Every Day

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