Webinar: USDA’s New Study on Consumer Food Acquisition Patterns (FoodAPS): Debut of Public Use Data
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host: John Kirlin
USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is the first nationally representative survey of American households to collect comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. The survey includes nationally representative data from 4,826 households, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households, low-income households not participating in SNAP, and higher income households.
Previously, only restricted data were available to approved users. Now, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) is releasing FoodAPS public use files along with related documentation that enable anyone to readily access and use the data. In this webinar, ERS researcher John Kirlin discussed the availability of the public-use data, and explained its content, user guides, and the FoodAPS webpages that provide background information about the survey.