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While consumption of fruits and veggies has risen in the country, so has the intake of sugars, in addition to an unchanged rate of fats and oils. (J.P. Moczulski for The Globe and Mail)
While consumption of fruits and veggies has risen in the country, so has the intake of sugars, in addition to an unchanged rate of fats and oils. (J.P. Moczulski for The Globe and Mail)

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A new report shows that Canadians are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and less red meat than before. But we're also consuming more sugar and haven't made a dent in our fat intake in the past few years. Here are some highlights from the report that provide a snapshot of the way we eat:

8.5: Total kilograms of red meat Canadians have cut from their diets per person, on average, from 1981 to 2009.

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80: Kilograms of fresh fruits and vegetables (excluding potatoes) consumed by the average Canadian in 2009.

15.2: Litres of wine consumed by Canadians aged 15 and older in 2009.

144: Number of additional calories consumed a day by Canadians in 2009 compared to 1981.

90: Litres of coffee consumed by the average Canadian in 2009.



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