Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-188) 41 pp

February 2018

Nutritional Quality of Foods Acquired by Americans: Findings From USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey

ERS investigates possible influences on the foods Americans purchase or otherwise acquire, including consumer income levels, food sources (stores and other sources), food-source access, and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

See related Amber Waves article: Supermarkets, Schools, and Social Gatherings: Where SNAP and Other U.S. Households Acquire Their Foods Correlates With Nutritional Quality.

Keywords: FoodAPS, food purchasing, SNAP, food store access, food away from home, food at home, Healthy Eating Index-2010, nutritional quality

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

For more information, contact: Lisa Mancino, Joanne Guthrie, Michele Ver Ploeg, and Biing-Hwan Lin