Nutritional Quality of Food Prepared at Home and Away From Home, 1977-2008

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-105) 24 pp, December 2012

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by Biing-Hwan Lin and Joanne Guthrie

The increased popularity and lower nutritional quality of food away from home (FAFH) prompts new health promotion strategies. Over the past 30 years, food at home has changed more in response to dietary guidance than FAFH, particularly for fat and calcium content.

Keywords: food away from home, food at home, food consumption, diet quality, Nationwide Food Consumption Survey, NFCS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES

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