Nightly News   |  January 03, 2014

US Reaches Dietary Milestone

Chicken has replaced beef as America’s favorite meat product. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a dietary milestone reached in the united states quietly without fanfare on kitchen tables and in restaurants across the land. chicken has replaced beef as america's favorite meat product. while americans are eating less meat overall the average american consumes almost 60 pounds of chicken every year. make no mistake it is a paradigm shift . first time in the 100 years they have tracked such things. as one writer put it today, beef is no longer what's for dinner.