Fast Food Consumption & Spring Water Forecast

Fast Food Consumption & Spring Water Forecast

Fast Food Consumption & Spring Water Forecast plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Fast food consumption is down in America. New data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows adults consumed an average of 11.3% of their total daily calories from fast food from 2007 to 2010. That is down from 12.8% in the years previous. Of course young adults are the biggest consumers of fast food and as people get older they eat significantly less at fast food restaurants. One last tidbit is that the people who weigh the most eat more fast food. No surprise there.

With a major snowstorm hitting the midwest the northwest seems dry and balmy but it sounds like good news for water supplies according to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey.

RIPPEY: The brightest part of the picture in terms of the western water supply situation is across the northwest, roughly stretching from the Cascades to the Northern Rockies. We haven’t had sustained precipitation but we’ve had some pretty good heavy periods of precipitation from time to time. Combined with that reservoirs are in good shape for the most part across the northern tier of the west. We really don’t expect any big problems in some of the major drainage basins like the Columbia River Basin and some of the other major rivers including some that head eastwards out of the Northern Rockies. Good news for the Missouri River as we’ve got a pretty good snowpack built up in the Northern Rockies.

Now boosting your child's immune system. Rod Bain reports.

(USDA Report)

Thanks Rod. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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