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How much of your diet consists of leafy green vegetables and fiberrich foods? If you’re anything like the average American, you’re probably not getting enough of your nutrients from natural sources. Chances are your sugar consumption is also higher than what the Food and Drug Administration recommends.
Stacker crunched the numbers on data collected by the United States Department of Agriculture over a 15year period (1994–2008) to determine the food consumption habits of the average American, ranked per capita and broken down by age group as well as income bracket. In this list, children are considered those younger than age 20, while adults are age 20 and over, and only the average of each year’s numbers was taken from the USDA rankings in order to produce the most accurate data points.
How do you stack up in terms of your own eating habits? Check out the list that follows to find out—and remember to eat your greens.

2/ AlbanyColley // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 0.78 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 0.34 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 0.95 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 0.54 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 0.93 pounds 
3/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 1.11 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 1.01 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 1.15 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 1.01 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 1.18 pounds 
4/ Parvathisri // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 1.82 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 1.26 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 2.04 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 1.7 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 1.87 pounds 
5/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 2.23 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 1.47 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 2.52 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 1.96 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 2.38 pounds 
6/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 2.34 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 0.78 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 2.96 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 1.38 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 2.96 pounds 
7/ Sue_v67 // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 2.73 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 2.7 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 2.73 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 2.31 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 3 pounds 
8/ Carey Tilden // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 2.76 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 1.97 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 3.08 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 2.26 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 3.1 pounds 
9/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 2.81 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 1.44 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 3.35 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 2.4 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 3.08 pounds 
10/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 3.48 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 3.35 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 3.53 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 3.92 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 3.19 pounds 
11/ 16:9clue // WIkicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 3.69 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 2.24 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 4.27 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 3.3 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 3.96 pounds 
12/ BMK // WIkicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 3.8 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 2.79 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 4.2 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 3.43 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 4.03 pounds 
13/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 4.26 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 2.18 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 5.09 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 3.17 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 4.93 pounds 
14/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 4.62 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 3.35 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 5.13 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 3.88 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 5.08 pounds 
15/ Suanpa // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 4.93 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 3.77 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 5.4 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 4.15 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 5.4 pounds 
16/ Janine // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 5.49 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 4.49 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 5.89 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 4.12 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 6.36 pounds 
17/ PxHere
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 5.61 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 4.71 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 5.96 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 4.49 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 6.3 pounds 
18/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 5.84 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 4.95 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 6.19 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 3.98 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 6.99 pounds 
19/ Tenz1225 // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 5.96 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 7.62 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 5.31 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 6.28 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 5.78 pounds 
20/ RitaE // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 5.98 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 3.71 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 6.88 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 6.54 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 5.66 pounds 
21/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 6.71 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 2.84 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 8.25 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 5.54 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 7.47 pounds 
22/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 6.79 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 3.55 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 8.09 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 5.28 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 7.7 pounds 
23/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 7.25 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 4.72 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 8.26 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 6.06 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 8.03 pounds 
24/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 7.27 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 5.79 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 7.86 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 6.83 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 7.6 pounds 
25/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 7.94 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 4.4 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 9.36 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 7.13 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 8.5 pounds 
26/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 8.33 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 9.94 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 7.67 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 7.66 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 8.76 pounds 
27/ M. Rehemtulla // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 8.61 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 6.43 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 9.48 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 7.34 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 9.39 pounds 
28/ Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 9.08 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 6.23 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 10.22 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 7.15 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 10.29 pounds 
29/ Jon Sullivan // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 9.57 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 4.09 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 11.76 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 8.25 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 10.4 pounds 
30/ Steve Hopson // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 10.83 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 7.72 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 12.09 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 10 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 11.31 pounds 
31/ Cookbookman17 // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 11.39 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 9.49 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 12.15 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 12.38 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 10.8 pounds 
32/ Couleur // Pixnio
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 12.71 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 14.42 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 12.01 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 14.65 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 11.57 pounds 
33/ Amy Stephenson // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 13.68 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 12.38 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 14.19 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 12.69 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 14.27 pounds 
34/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 13.95 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 15.74 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 13.23 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 12.24 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 15.03 pounds 
35/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 14.4 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 27.64 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 9.12 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 16.67 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 12.86 pounds 
36/ Dwight Sipler // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 15.13 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 7.27 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 18.28 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 10.67 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 17.95 pounds 
37/ Pezibear // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 15.33 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 19.09 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 13.83 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 11.17 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 18.02 pounds 
38/ 16:9clue // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 19.37 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 13.96 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 21.54 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 19.07 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 19.68 pounds 
39/ Mike Mozart // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 20.14 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 16.56 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 21.58 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 13.87 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 24.1 pounds 
40/ George Hodan // Public Domain Pictures
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 20.18 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 18.78 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 20.73 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 17.44 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 21.87 pounds 
41/ Congerdesign // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 25.86 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 23.23 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 26.91 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 23.7 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 27.25 pounds 
42/ Public Domain
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 31.24 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 26.27 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 33.24 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 28.86 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 32.74 pounds 
43/ Thogru // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 32.24 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 22.29 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 36.22 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 30.83 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 33.27 pounds 
44/ AlbanyColley // Pixabay
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 36.92 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 39.13 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 36.01 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 36.07 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 37.52 pounds 
45/ Couleur // Pixnio
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 43.31 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 68.26 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 33.27 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 55.24 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 36.15 pounds 
46/ Maxpixel
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 43.48 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 64.83 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 34.93 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 41.3 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 45 pounds 
47/ Biswarup Ganguli // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 45.81 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 37.44 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 49.18 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 43.75 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 47.04 pounds 
48/ Maxpixel
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 48.16 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 38.36 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 52.08 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 47.21 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 48.94 pounds 
49/ PxHere
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 57.7 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 52.78 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 59.65 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 55.53 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 59.1 pounds 
50/ Cogdogblog // Flickr
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 84.23 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 86.3 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 83.36 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 84.51 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 83.95 pounds 
51/ Congerdesign // Wikicommons
Average total U.S. consumption per capita: 98.03 pounds
Average child consumption per capita: 93.52 pounds
Average adult consumption per capita: 99.83 pounds
Average lowincome consumption per capita: 89.18 pounds
Average highincome consumption per capita: 103.55 pounds