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New Data Linkages Provide Healthfulness Measures for American Grocery Store Sales

Elina T. Page and Andrea Carlson ()

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. June 2019, issue 05

Abstract: Newly established data links between retail food sales data and USDA nutrition databases now allow researchers to study the composition and healthfulness of Americans’ purchases at retail stores. ERS researchers used this new linked data to score the nutritional quality of retail food sales and found substantial room for improvement.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302718

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