Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hey! Did Ya Know?

Interesting Factoids for a Tuesday:

The average American meal travels 2500 miles before it hits your table!
Try selecting locally grown food whenever possible.  

The average American throws out 4.5 lbs of garbage every day!

Reuse, Reuse, Reuse.  Then Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.

Americans consume more than 2.5 million bottles of water every hour, and only around 10% are recycled.
Tap water costs about $0.0015 per gallon vs. $2 for a 16-oz bottle at the convenience store!  ($16 per gallon!!)  Save yourself some money and do the planet some good by buying a good reusable and refillable drink container.

The average American is exposed to about 3000 advertising messages a day.

Think about that for a moment... (you just missed out on 2-5 ads while doing that...)

Children ages 8-12 see the most food ads on TV — an average of 21 a day, or 7,600 a year.

Many of those ads are not for healthy, nutritious foods.  Why are our kids unhealthier than ever?  Hmmm.....


  1. i'm glad i'm not really in that food tv stereotype! all i watch is movies and food network challenge! KMG

  2. Dear Anonymous (aka KMG)!

    Thanks so much for posting! You stay strong on the movies and food network challenge kick. Most of the stuff out there is garbage, anyway. Come back soon. Amy