School children that drink an average of 9 ounces or more of soft drnks a day consume 188 more calories than those not drinking soft drinks.
Harnack, Stang, Story. —Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 1999
11.4 million: approximate number of Americans — as estimated by the National Cancer Institute — with a history of cancer were alive in January 2006. Some of these individuals were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment.
4 out of 100 children have a food allergy.
70: percentage of drop from 1991-95 to 2001-05 in cancers such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and invasive cervical cancer, diagnosis of which doctors use to determine whether an HIV-positive patient has developed AIDS.
20% or more of the child population in 16 states and D.C. are living in food insecure households. The states of Arkansas (24.4 percent) and Texas (24.3 percent) have the highest rates of children in households without consistent access to food.
Blacks had 51 percent higher prevalence of obesity, and Hispanics had 21 percent higher obesity prevalence compared with whites.
Studies have shown: 93 percent of non-organic oranges analyzed contained pesticide residue: 78 percent of studied apples contained pesticide residues.
—Pesticide Action Network
$580 billion: Amount of money US restaurant industry made in 2010. That’s an average of $1.6 billion per day.
—National Restaurant Association (restaurant.org)
Adolescents (aged 12–17) get 11% of their calories from soft drinks.
31 million: number of children, in 2009, who were fed lunch under the school lunch program each school day.