The Economic Research Service of the USDA in the publication U.S. Per
Capita Food Supply Trends: More Calories, Refined Carbohydrates, and
Fats by Judy Putnam, Jane Allshouse, and Linda Scott Kantor provides
the exact graph that you require.
On page 2 of this publication you may view the graph - Calories per
person per day from 1910-2000.
Calorie consumption per capita increased 20 percent between 1982 and
Economic Research Service, USDA
FoodReview, Vol. 25, Issue 3 Increased 20 Percent Between
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U.S. Food Supply Providing More Food and Calories by Judy Putnam
Americans in the 1990s are consuming more food and several hundred
more calories per person per day than did their counterparts in the
late 1950s (when per capita calorie consumption was at the lowest
level in this century), or even in the 1970s.
The graph Calories per person per day 1957 1997 is on page 3 of this
Calorie consumption per capita increased 21 Percent Between 1970 and
1994. Three-quarters of that increase occurred between 1984 and 1994.
Source: USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; USDA's
Economic Research Service.
Here are some interesting facts from ChiroWeb:
Calories consumed in this average American diet continue to rise,
averaging 1949 in 1994 versus 1839 in 1990 (this is why Americans
continue to gain weight)
Although the percent of fat is lower, the total amount of fat
consumed per day is greater because the total calories are higher.
Americans consumed 73 grams of fat per day in 1994 versus 72 grams of
fat in 1990.
Calories Per Capita Per Day 1963 and 1992
Percentage increase 19%
Calories average American by year
Calories consumed diet 1950
per capita calorie consumption
U.S. Per Capita calorie intake by year
I hope the above information helps you in your research. If anything
is unclear or if a link does not function, please let me know and Ill
be glad to offer further assistance.