Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-179) 39 pp

September 2017

The Differences in Characteristics Among Households With and Without Obese Children: Findings From USDA’s FoodAPS

Though the obesity rate for children in the United States has reached an unprecedented level, not all children face the same risk. Using data from USDA’s 2012 National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS), this study examines characteristics of households with and without obese children to understand potential reasons behind the dissimilar risks of child obesity.

Keywords: FoodAPS, National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, obesity, children, food environment, Healthy Eating Index

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