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How much does the average person eat in a day?

Food poundage. Interestingly, research shows that most humans eat between three to five pounds of food per day. Indeed, as we approach four pounds of food intake for the day, most of us are feeling pretty satisfied. Now, this can be four pounds of celery.

Suggested Servings from Each Food Group

Food Type1,600 Calories

Fruits Eat a variety of colors and types4 servings per day

Fat-free or low-fat dairy Products2-3 servings per day

Lean meats, poultry, and seafood3-6 oz (cooked) per day

Fats and oils Use liquid vegetable oils and soft margarine most often2 servings per day

You can always ask in class for advice. We are here to help.

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