Happy almost Thanksgiving! Please enjoy this bit of trivia I recently stumbled on about American food consumption patterns during this time of year! It’s from the book “Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies – How What We Eat Defines Who We Are” by Sophie Egan.
From page 173:
A few paragraphs later, she goes a bit more in depth about what happens to shopping habits (note: she quotes the embattled Cornell Food and Brand lab, but since their data matches another groups data on this, I’m guessing it’s pretty solid):
I had no idea that “eating season” had gone so far outside the bounds of what I think of as the holiday season. Kinda makes you wonder if this is all just being driven by winter and the holidays are just an excuse.
On a related note, my capstone project is done/accepted with no edits and I will probably be putting up some highlights about my research in to food insecurity and health habits on Sunday.