Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-156) 33 pp

July 2016

Where Households Get Food in a Typical Week: Findings from USDA’s FoodAPS

Understanding where U.S. households acquire food, what they acquire, and what they pay is essential to identifying which food and nutrition policies might improve diet quality. This report uses USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) to study where households acquired food during a 7-day period in 2012.

Keywords: FoodAPS, food acquisitions, free food, SNAP, food expenditure, food away from home, supermarkets, restaurants, school meals

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