Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-821) 38 pp

February 2003

Food Expenditures by U.S. Households: Looking Ahead to 2020

Over the next two decades, U.S. food expenditures will continue to rise. This study examines how projected food expenditures will be affected by demographic changes, population growth, increasing per capita income levels, and other factors.

Keywords: Eating out, diet and health knowledge, food-commodity transition database, food consumption projections, commodity consumption projections, Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals, CSFII, food consumption, nutrition

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