Men eat more meat: survey
March 20, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
ATLANTA ― A recent study of eating habits of adults — called the most extensive of its kind — consisted of a telephone survey of 14,000 Americans and it confirms that most men eat more meat than women, and women eat more fruits and vegetables, according to the Associated Press.
Although men were more likely to eat asparagus, brussels sprouts, peas and peanuts, they also consume more frozen pizza, frozen hamburger and frozen Mexican dinners. Meanwhile women are more likely to eat eggs, yogurt and fresh hamburgers, according to the survey. On the other hand, men are more apt to eat runny eggs and rare hamburgers.
The survey, which was a collaboration between state and federal health officials, was conducted in 10 states, and the results were presented yesterday by an Oregon health official at a meeting of infectious disease experts in Atlanta.