September 24, 2013
Now is the Time of Cheese

Yesterday the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a “report card” on U.S. eating habits, entitled “The Changing American Diet.” In The New York Times, Jane Brody called our performance therein a disappointment. That depends how you feel about D-pluses, I suppose, and cheese.
The report’s dairy chart tells us the average U.S. consumer is, at 23 pounds per year, eating more than the occasional cheese dip. In 1970, the number was about eight pounds.
In relative terms, yogurt’s rise is even more impressive, but yogurt isn’t the kind of thing that defines a nation. It’s also a lot of low-fat and non-fat stuff, which, as long as it’s not loaded with sugar, should be of less cardiovascular consequence than cheese.
Read more. [Image: anneh632/flickr]

Now is the Time of Cheese

Yesterday the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a “report card” on U.S. eating habits, entitled “The Changing American Diet.” In The New York Times, Jane Brody called our performance therein a disappointment. That depends how you feel about D-pluses, I suppose, and cheese.

The report’s dairy chart tells us the average U.S. consumer is, at 23 pounds per year, eating more than the occasional cheese dip. In 1970, the number was about eight pounds.

In relative terms, yogurt’s rise is even more impressive, but yogurt isn’t the kind of thing that defines a nation. It’s also a lot of low-fat and non-fat stuff, which, as long as it’s not loaded with sugar, should be of less cardiovascular consequence than cheese.

Read more. [Image: anneh632/flickr]

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    I just realized that I eat over a pound of cheese a week, and I’m horrified.
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    I thought it was always the time of cheese…..
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    Someone, somewhere, is like me and immediately thought of the “Say, Cheese!” pun as a headline.