Post of the Week: Feb. 14-19, 2010

This week's most popular post is Mapping America's Eating Habits by Andrew Price. Each map takes a look at a different aspect of food culture in...

This week's most popular post is Mapping America's Eating Habits by Andrew Price. Each map takes a look at a different aspect of food culture in the United States, illustrating consumption of different kinds of food as well as spending and health habits.The color coding for each map creates noticeable trends in various parts of the country, trends which many readers found surprising. While Price remarked on the high levels of meat consumption on either coast, commenter Joel Johnson wrote, "It's odd how that one chunk of Texas looooves its fruit and vegetables, but the rest won't have any of it." Josh Linnell observed, "what is up with NW Georgia, apparently they eat a lot of everything?"Unfortunately the maps weren't so helpful for everyone--Hawaii and Alaska were conspicuously missing from the maps and data. Commenter Marcia Alders wrote, "Apparently, U live in a country w 48 states. How charmingly retro."Disturbed by the high average amount spent at fast food restaurants or the rates of obesity map? Help us do something to change it by participating in our contest to make a healthy kid's school lunch! And Hawaii and Alaska, despite your map absence, we want to hear your voice too! Are there any other food trends you would like to see illustrated?
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