WASHINGTON, July 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUMMER FOOD FAVORITES
Profile America — Saturday, July 9th. A number of special observances are held in July — three of them seem just right for summer. It's not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and, since 1984, National Ice Cream Month. Whether we call them frankfurters or just plain hot dogs, Americans eat some 7 billion of them during the summer months, grilled, microwaved, or boiled. While more hot dogs are consumed during the season, they are popular all year round — part of nearly $49 billion of processed meats sold in the U.S. each year. And when it comes to ice cream, we especially savor the cold treat during the summer and scoop it out all year long. Americans consume a per capita average of nearly 23 pounds of frozen dairy products annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
National Grilling Month/accessed 5/4/2016: http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/features-month/july
National Hot Dog Month and summer consumption/accessed 5/4/2016: http://www.hot-dog.org/media/consumption-stats
National Ice Cream Month & Day/accessed 5/4/2016:
Frozen dairy consumption/accessed 5/4/2016: http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Dairy_Data/pcconsp_1_.xlsx
Processed meats/NAICS 311612: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31VS101//prodsvc~311612
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by 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 "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau