Sugar consumption buckets

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Lovely imagery showing sugar consumption for day through lifetime. The average American consumes 45.3 pounds of sugar in a year. It’s a part of a read-later NYT article on the toxicity of sugar. Check out the similar pic for high fructose corn syrup. [via]

3 Comments

  • Jamie Oliver talked about this a bit in his Ted talk Prize wish: Teach every child about food.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jamie_oliver.html

  • Creative Anarchy April 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

    It’s not news that Americans eat more sugar than the should. I mean it’s not as if we’re not aware that we’re #1 in obesity but infographics like this are less meaningful when you don’t look at our overall consumption of food. More disgusting is that the bottom 4/5ths of that dumpster is a sloshing mess of corn syrup. That dumpster of sugar would be parked behind an apartment tenement made of chicken pork and beef. I’d be much more interested in how many dumpsters we fill of ingredients that don’t occur in nature, red dye, preservatives, artificial flavoring, MSG, reconstituted food products.

  • This is a great way to show sugar consumption. It is beautiful and telling. Thanks for posting.

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