25% of our daily calories now coming from snacks:

Between 1977 and 2006, snacking in the American diet has grown to constitute “a full eating event,” or a fourth meal, averaging about 580 calories each day, said Richard D. Mattes, Ph.D., professor of foods and nutrition at Purdue University…

While snacking has increased in general, “there has been a significant increase in the amount of calories consumed through beverages” … Today, beverages account for 50 percent the calories consumed through snacking.

via Fooducate

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