How many snacks do Americans eat every day?

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Kate Geagan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Snacks continue to represent a larger portion of total calories consumed than ever before. Just this month, new research from the USDA reported that Americans are consuming about one-third of their total calories from “empty calories” in snacks foods -- meaning foods that are often high in sugar and fats but with little added nutritional value. The study found that men ages 20 and older are consuming an average of 923 calories a day from snack foods; for women, it’s about  624 empty calories each day.

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