Home Health Parents News Now American Nutrition Improving at Home American Nutrition Improving at Home By Holly Lebowitz Rossi January 19, 2014 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print shutterstock_170993021 30733 You can thank the recession, but when the economy started to sour in 2007, Americans stopped eating at restaurants and started to cook more meals at home. And most families have been listening to the onslaught of advice about how to eat healthier, since those meals were also respectably nutritious. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report, adults born from 1946 to 1985 who were asked about their diets from 2005 to 2010 consumed fewer calories and less cholesterol and unhealthy fats. "It's good news for us," said Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, in a press conference. Concannon said that while meals at home still make up a minority of the average American's diet, the trend is encouraging and hopefully represents the beginning of a shift in the way families eat. Image: Mother and daughter eating healthy food, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment American Nutrition Improving at Home Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.