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# How many pounds of food should people eat per day?

Updated: 9/7/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

• The US Dept. Of Agriculture estimates that the average person in the United States eats .5 lbs of meat, 1.6 lbs of dairy products, .2 lbs of fats and oils, .8 lbs of fruits, .7 lbs. Of vegetables, .5 lbs of grains, and .4 lbs of sugars per day for a total of 4.7 lbs. of food per day. To see the USDA study, follow this link:

http://www.usda.gov/factbook/chapter1.htm

No wonder americans are so fat!

I eat an average of 2LBS of food per day, and drink ~2LBS worth of drink (which is about a quarter of a gallon).

edit: actually, in a sense, the more pounds of food, the better. a watermelon weighs more than a donut.

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9y ago

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16y ago

a person eats about 5 pounds of food each day ! this answer came from www.pandaexpress.com/pandakids/html/fun_facts/fact04.html

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12y ago

over 66 billion pounds of food are consumed by the average human in 1 minute

Wiki User

13y ago

it depends what gender, age and weight you are xx

Wiki User

11y ago

i think between 5 and 7 pounds

Wiki User

15y ago

5kg

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