Portion distortion over the last 20 years in the U.S. for selected foods 2011

Change in selected food portions over a 20-year period in the U.S.

Portion distortion over the last 20 years in the U.S. for selected foods 2011 This statistic represents the portion distortion over the last 20 years in the United States for selected foods, as of 2011. In comparison to twenty years ago an increase in calories can be observed for all selected foods. In most cases, this is due to increasing sizes of the average food portions. The calories growth for chicken stir fry amounted to 430 additional calories in 2011, compared to twenty years ago.
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Change in selected food portions over a 20-year period in the U.S.

CoffeeMuffinPepperoni pizzaChicken caesar saladPopcornChicken stir fry
20 years ago*45210500390270435
Today*350500850790630865
Additional calories305290350400360430
CoffeeMuffinPepperoni pizzaChicken caesar saladPopcornChicken stir fry
20 years ago*45210500390270435
Today*350500850790630865
Additional calories305290350400360430
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This statistic represents the portion distortion over the last 20 years in the United States for selected foods, as of 2011. In comparison to twenty years ago an increase in calories can be observed for all selected foods. In most cases, this is due to increasing sizes of the average food portions. The calories growth for chicken stir fry amounted to 430 additional calories in 2011, compared to twenty years ago.
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Release date
June 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
1970 to 2011
Supplementary notes
* Explanation:
Coffee - 20 years ago: 8 ounce with while milk & sugar (45 cal), today: 16 ounce with steamed milk & syrup (350 cal.).
Muffin - 20 years ago: 1.5 ounce serving size (210 cal.), today: 4 ounce serving size (500 cal.).
Pepperoni pizza - 20 years ago: 2 slices (500 cal.), today: 2 slices (850 cal.).
Chicken caesar salad - 20 years ago: 1.5 cup serving size(390 cal), today: 3.5 cup serving size (790 cal.).
Popcorn - 20 years ago: 5 cup serving size (270 cal.), today: 11 cup serving size (630 cal.).
Chicken stir fry - 20 years ago: 2 cup serving size (435 cal.); today: 4.5 cup serving size (865 cal).
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