The Era of Cheese in Upon Us
The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently released a "report card" for the American diet which included trending changes for certain foods over time. While the US scored better grades for upping its overall consumption of "healthy" things like yogurt, the report also showed that we are eating triple the amount of cheese than we did in the 1970s. This affinity for cheese won the American Diet a "D"; whether that stands for delicious is yet to be determined.
"Urged on by government warnings about saturated fat, Americans have been moving toward low-fat milk for decades, leaving a surplus of whole milk and milk fat. Yet the government, through Dairy Management, is engaged in an effort to find ways to get dairy back into Americans’ diets, primarily through cheese. ... In a series of confidential agreements approved by agriculture secretaries in both the Bush and Obama administrations, Dairy Management has worked with restaurants to expand their menus with cheese-laden products."
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