American Diet


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Inspired by the articles I linked in my previous post, (here, here, and here), I decided to investigate the USDA’s food consumption dataset to get an idea of how Americans’ diets have changed over time. I am also complementing this dataset with Harris Poll and Google Trends data. In the previous post, I demonstrated how I read the Excel files containing the USDA data into R and scraped the Harris Poll HTML tables. In this post, I am going to be sharing some interesting findings derived from my…