From the USDA food and Fitness Program

An average person eats 1,426 pounds of food per year. A whole green pepper has about as much Vitamin C as a whole orange.

In 1985, the United States provided about 60 percent of the world food aid.

The single most important nutrient in a good diet is water. U.S. Agriculture’s leading exports are corn, wheat, and soybean. For every 3,500 extra calories you get and do not use, you gain one pound.

Every year 4,500 new food products are introduced in the United States. It would take you three hours and 20 minutes of slow walking to use up the 430 calories in a 12 oz. chocolate bar.

  1. citizens spend 15 percent of their income on food. Agriculture is the United States’ largest commercial industry. The average person can burn up about 350 to 1,200 calories while chopping wood.

Keep cold food cold, hot food hot. Supermarket shelves house between 12,000 to 25,000 different products.

Did you know there are about 10,000 different kinds of soil in the United States?

1858 — Mason jars, used for canning, were invented.

Exercise often and regularly — you’ll feel better, eat better, look better. and enjoy living more.

Article extracted from this publication >>  April 24, 1987