WASHINGTON, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Tuesday, 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 little sign of waning in popularity. And every devil has its advocate, as today is National Junk Food Day. It celebrates the naughty temptations on offer, notably at the nearly quarter-million fast food outlets across the country, which employ 3.6 million workers. Still, Americans are increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables they consume — daily averaging over 11.5 ounces of fruits and about 12.5 ounces of vegetables. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Junk Food Day: http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-junk-food-day
Limited service restaurants/NAICS 722211: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_72I2&prodType=table
Daily consumption of fruits/grams:
Daily consumption of vegetables/grams:
Grams to ounces: http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/grams-to-pounds.htm
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