A Look at Sugar Consumption over the Years

Special thanks to Online Nursing Programs for this special graphic, “Nursing Your Sweet Tooth,” which illustrates our massive increase in sugar consumption over the years.

By the way, the figure for today’s total is too low — the average American consumes more like 150 or even 170 pounds of sugar per year, according to my research — but this chart still gives you an idea of the massive upswing on sugar consumption from the early 1800s.

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Created by: www.OnlineNursingPrograms.com

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