When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

November 15, 2017 | 1 minute read

Apples and Oranges, What Americans are Eating and Drinking

Every day in 2015, the average American consumed approximately one-third of a pound of fruit  — the weight of an apple – including all fresh, canned, frozen, and juices, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

The average of 115 pounds of all fruits consumed in 2015 was down from a high of 137 pounds in 1999.

Fruits, along with vegetables and other plant foods, are packed with nutrients, fiber, and phytochemicals studied for their role in cancer prevention.

Apples and oranges were Americans top fruit choices, when taking into account all fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and juice. Yet almost all the oranges consumed was in the form of juice. For fresh fruit only, apples and bananas were the two most purchased.

The ERS data takes per capita supplies of food available for human consumption and adjusts for some of the spoilage, plate waste, and other losses in eating places, grocery stores, and the home to more closely approximate consumption.

For more on the research in fruits and lower cancer risk, visit AICR’s Foods that Fight Cancer.


Source: US per capital loss-adjusted fruit availability. USDA ERS. Last updated: October 23, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6426a1.htm

More News & Updates

Close