How much has the American Diet changed over the years? What did you eat as a kid that you would never dream of eating today? Here's my typical diet when I was a kid.... Scary. Captain Crunch Cereal (or other sugarpacked cereal) w/ Whole Milk Tang Bologna Sandwich on Wonder Bread w/ mayo and mustard Twinkie or Ding Dong Orange colored sugar drink in plastic container w/foil lid. Apple or Banana Macaroni and Velveta Cheese Pot Roast, Liver & Onions, Meatloaf or some other beef dish. Whole Milk Vegetable Bisquick Biscuits w/butter Ice Cream Coke (occasionally) or Frozen Dinners Looking back, this is a recipe for diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure combined, a low fiber, high fat, high cholesterol, high refined starch, high refined sugar diet. If most Americans ate like me there is no wonder why health costs are so high and we are such a fat society. I'm not sure how typical this diet was but in retrospect it amazes me that I ate so poorly but I think many people did.