Administrative Publication No. (AP-085) 17 pp

December 2020

COVID-19 Working Paper: Shares of Commodity Consumption at Home, Restaurants, Fast Food Places, Schools, and Other Away-from-Home Places: 2013-16

Current data on commodity consumption by food source helps gauge adverse effects on commodity sectors when access to commercial eating places is restricted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A better understanding of commodity consumption helps the Government and businesses address the Nation’s deficiency in meeting Federal dietary guidelines, and the effects of commodity promotion and education.

For more information, see related ERS COVID-19 page.

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, commodities, restaurant, fast food, school, at home, away from home, dietary, guidelines, food intake, grocery, consumption, meat, poultry, fish, dairy, fruits, vegetables, retail, consumer, diary

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