Across all age groups, food at home contributed nearly double the average number of calories to U.S. diets than food away from home in 2017-18

A combined bar graph showing average daily caloric intake in 2017-18 by age groups (children age 2-19, adults 20-64, and seniors age 65 and above), broken out by source.

The new Food Consumption and Nutrient Intakes Data Product can provide a wealth of information about the food choices of U.S. consumers. This data can be categorized into foods prepared at home or foods prepared away from home, by age demographics, or on food groups and nutrients.

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