U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 21

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SUNDAY, JULY 21: DOWNSCALE DINING

Profile America — Sunday, July 21st.  A substantial and recurring feature of national media reporting — on TV, in newspapers and on the web — is devoted to nutrition and health. There, doctors and public health officials express concerns about obesity, diabetes, and the quality of the diet of many Americans. However, junk food shows no sign of waning in popularity. And every devil has its advocate, as today is National Junk Food Day, celebrating the naughty temptations on offer. Still, Americans are increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables they consume — rising from just over 600 pounds each in 1980 to nearly 650 pounds today. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:  Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 218

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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