Snacking in America

Snack Time Never Ends

Between 1977 and 2002, the percent of the American population eating three or more snacks a day increased to 42 percent from 11 percent, according to a large study of American nutritional habits conducted by the Agriculture Department with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Missing from the article, and a major contributor to the uptick in snack consumption,  is that Americans don’t have time to cook anymore.

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