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Caption for March 2018 AgResearch magazine article, "What Do We Eat in America?" Data from the What We Eat in America survey show that Americans consume an average of 3,400 mg of sodium per day.
Caption for March 2012 AgResearch magazine article, "Monitoring the U.S. Population’s Diet: The Third Step—The National “What We Eat in America” Survey." The survey data show that people consume the equivalent of more than 1.5 teaspoons of salt—nearly 3,430 milligrams of sodium—each day. Most U.S. adults consume on average more than twice the maximum daily sodium intake recommended.
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