The traditional American diet was based on locally grown, seasonal foods.
The Industrial Revolution brought about changes in food production and distribution.
Processed foods became more prevalent in the American diet in the early 20th century.
The post-World War II era saw the rise of convenience foods and fast food restaurants.
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In the 1970s, concerns about health and nutrition led to a renewed interest in whole foods and organic farming.
The 1980s and 1990s saw the popularity of low-fat and low-carb diets.
Today, there is a growing interest in plant-based diets and sustainable food systems.
The American diet continues to evolve as people become more aware of the impact of food on their health and the environment.