Food Consumption and Nutrient Intakes

ERS provides data on food consumption and nutrient intake by food source and demographic characteristics: 

  • Three tables provide estimates of food consumption in 2015–18.
  • Two tables provide estimates of nutrient intake in 2015–18.

Note that the documentation for the 2015–18 data has been updated and differs from the methodology of the archived data for 2007–10. The 2015–18 data and 2007–10 data should not be used together. An expanded data file allowing users to view the data over time is forthcoming.

 


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Food Consumption Estimates
Average daily intake of food by food source and demographic characteristics, 2015–16 and 2017–18 4/1/2021
Food density by food source and demographic characteristics, 2015–16 and 2017–18 4/1/2021
Benchmark food density-recommended food intake per 1,000 calorie intake 4/1/2021
Nutrient Intake Estimates
Average daily intake of nutrients by food source and demographic characteristics, 2015–16 and 2017–18 4/1/2021
Nutrient density by food source and demographic characteristics, 2015–16 and 2017–18 4/1/2021
Archived Files
Data on food consumption and nutrient intake by food source and demographic characteristics, 2007-10 4/1/2021