Average Calorie Intake Increased 25% Since 1970

The USDA estimates that since 1970, average daily calorie intake in the U.S. has increased by nearly 25 percent.

And we aren’t the only ones with more food on our plates.

Cornell University researchers examined 52 of the most well known paintings of The Last Supper. More than 1,000 years separated the earliest painting from the most recent.

As they report in the April issue of the International Journal of Obesity, plate size and meal size enlarged by about two-thirds over the millennium. Bread size increased too… by nearly 25 percent.

Sounds like some people took the multiplying of the fish and loaves just a bit too far.