Where Households Get Food in a Typical Week: Findings From USDAs FoodAPS Report as inadecuate




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Understanding where U.S. households acquire food, what they acquire, and what theypay is essential to identifying which food and nutrition policies might improve dietquality. USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS)provides a complete picture of where households acquire food, what they acquire, and how much they pay during a 7-day period in 2012. Nearly all households acquire foodat least once during the week; 87 percent visited large grocery stores and supermarkets, and 85 percent visited restaurants and other eating places at least once. Households acquired food at no cost on 22 percent of occasions, and these events occurred mainly at food pantries/Meals on Wheels, schools, meals with family or friends, community events, and workplaces.

Keywords: FoodAPS ; food acquisitions ; free food ; SNAP ; food expenditure ; food away from home ; supermarkets ; restaurants ; school meals

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Food Security and Poverty

Health Economics and Policy

Issue Date: 2016-07

Publication Type: Report

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/242450

Total Pages: 33

Series Statement: Economic Information Bulletin

Number 156

Record appears in: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) > Economic Research Service > Economic Information Bulletin





Author: Todd, Jessica E. ; Scharadin, Benjamin

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/242450?ln=en







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