Eat Too Much At Your Super Bowl Party?

By some estimates, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest feasting events in the United States (second only to Thanksgiving dinner) and accounts for $55 million in food and beverage purchases.

Here are some statistics for you:

  • Almost 15,000 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are consumed
  • Twice the average daily amount of snack foods are consumed, about 30.4 million pounds
  • Some 12 million pounds of avocado are sold in preparation for the game so Americans may gorge themselves on an estimated 8 million pounds of guacamole
  • Sales of flavored snack crackers increase 68 percent
  • Sales of frozen breaded mushrooms increase 36 percent prior to the Super Bowl
  • Sales of processed cheese loaves increase 30 percent the week before the Super Bowl
  • Sales of frozen shrimp increase 29 percent
  • There is $237.2 million spent on soft drinks at grocery stores during Super Bowl week
  • There is an additional $11.8 million spent in sales of beer
  • Frozen pizza is the top Super Bowl seller at grocery stores

Did you eat too much on Super Bowl Sunday? What are some of your ideas of eating less?

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For more information: http://www.albertleatribune.com/2013/02/02/mayo-dietitian-warns-against-excess-snacking/

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2 thoughts on “Eat Too Much At Your Super Bowl Party?

  1. Those statics are just horrific. What a mound of crap to consume. It really amazes me what we will willingly put into our bodies. I do believe in moderation, an occasional handful of chips isn’t going to kill a person (there are exceptions), but these food holidays come way too often.

  2. I agree Janet. In fact, I was in the grocery store on super bowl sunday and you would have thought the end of the world was coming. In fact, it’s a shame really. These athletes put so much time and effort into being physically fit, you would think that message would spill over to the crowd. Just think about it. How would your team have played if they consumed all of the food listed above throughout the football season. Do you think they would have been able to perform without falling over with a heart attack?

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