How many pounds of food does the average person eat each day?
- The US Dept. Of Agriculture estimates that the average person in the United States eats .5 lbs of meat, 1.6 lbs of dairy products, .2 lbs of fats and oils, .8 lbs of fruits, .7 lbs. Of vegetables, .5 lbs of grains, and .4 lbs of sugars per day for a total of 4.7 lbs. of food per day. To see the USDA study, follow this link:
No wonder americans are so fat!
I eat an average of 2LBS of food per day, and drink ~2LBS worth of drink (which is about a quarter of a gallon).
edit: actually, in a sense, the more pounds of food, the better. a watermelon weighs more than a donut.
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i think between 5 and 7 pounds
This depends on the species of otter, generally speaking otters have a high metabolic rate and require large amounts of food to generate body heat, river otters eat 15% to 20%… of their body weight every day, sea otters can eat as much as 25lb. (11kg.) or 25% to 30% of their weight a day. Please see related link below!
The Average person eats 21 lbs.
Well the food need for a person to eat per day is 10 to 20 percent of his body weight.
usually around 2-3 pounds
over 66 billion pounds of food are consumed by the average human in 1 minute
2,500 lbs. ****** Using the Recommended Daily Intake(RDI) and the Daily Value(DV) of foods for people 4 years or older eating 2,000 calories per day, as recommended by …the United States Food & Drug Administration(FDA), as our reference point, we can determine that each human would need to ingest the following on a daily basis in order to remain healthy, etc: Fat: 65 g Saturated Fatty Acids: 20 g Cholesterol: 300 mg Sodium: 2, 300 mg Potassium: 4, 700 mg Carbohydrate: 300 g Fiber: 25 g Protein: 50 g Timesing this by 365, for the days of the year, we get: Fat: 23,725 g Saturated Fatty Acids: 7, 300 g Cholesterol: 109, 500 mg Sodium: 839, 500 mg Potassium: 1, 715, 500 mg Carbohydrate: 109, 500 g Fiber: 9, 125 g Protein: 18, 250 g Or, converting to kilograms(and then to pounds), we get: Fat: 23.73 kg; 52.2 lbs Saturated Fatty Acids: 7.3 kg; 16.1 lbs Cholesterol: 0.11 kg; 0.2 lbs Sodium: 0.84 kg; 1.8 lbs Potassium: 1.72 kg; 3.8 lbs Carbohydrate: 109.5 kg; 240.9 lbs Fiber: 9.13 kg; 20.1 lbs Protein: 18.25 kg; 40.2 lbs For a grand total of: 170.58 kg or 376.06 lbs This is how much food is *recommended* on a yearly basis for a person to stay healthy...however, actual consumption among individuals will vary wildly both ways, from under to over-consumption, and also without considering food wastage, etc. Barring any quotable numbers on the matter(which I couldn't find in total, only a breakdown of how many eggs, etc), can we reasonably say an average of between 300 to 1000 lbs of food per year ? The first answer's claim of 2500 seems a bit high...more than 6 times the recommended amount? PS: I tried using Canada's Food Guide as well but because it uses millilitres as well as grams(ie: volume instead of weight), it was harder to work with and I abandoned it.
about nine pounds per a person a year
they eat 400 pound a day
It Depends. How much exercise you get, how old you are, and whether you are a girl or boy determines how much food a person eats.
a n average person eats 901898 pounds of carrots a year.
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well it depends on the person. not alot of people eat pickles.... it might be like 1 or 2 pickles a month i don't think pounds