How Much Food Does a Person Eat in a Lifetime?

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The average person eats about 35 tons of food during a lifetime. The exact amount of food an individual person eats in a lifetime varies based on the person’s gender, size, diet and lifespan.

The average person eats almost 1,500 pounds of food a year. The Valley View Public Schools report this amount of food is divided into 150 pounds of meat, 290 pounds of milk and cream, 35 pounds of eggs, 48 pounds of chicken, 68 pounds of bread, 125 pounds of potatoes and 80 pounds of fruit. The average family in the United States eats almost 6,000 pounds of food per year.