Food Choices & Health
Diet Quality & Nutrition
ERS examines factors driving dietary choices and the economic consequences of nutritional and health outcomes.
Consumer Information and Labeling
ERS examines the effects of nutrition information provision and education programs on food choices and dietary outcomes; consumers' use of food labels and impacts on food choices and dietary outcomes; and the effects of new label information on the supply of labeled foods, retail prices, and manufacturing and farm production practices.
ERS conducts research on access and barriers to affordable, healthy food, and the consequences of limited food access on food spending, diet, and health.
Food Consumption & Demand
ERS provides economic analyses of trends, dietary patterns, and the relationship between food intake and nutritional/health outcomes such as obesity.
ERS examines the role of economic incentives in food choices, how dietary patterns contribute to obesity, and what effects obesity policies could have on producer and consumer incentives and health outcomes.