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How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food?

Karen Hamrick (), Margaret Andrews (), Joanne Guthrie (), David Hopkins and Ket McClelland

No 291940, Economic Information Bulletin from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: This report uses data from the 2006-08 ERS Eating & Health Module of the American Time Use Survey to present an overview of Americans’ eating and other food-related time use patterns, including grocery shopping and meal preparation, and teenage time use patterns in relation to school meals. On an average day, Americans age 15 and older spent 67 minutes eating and drinking as a “primary” or main activity, and 23.5 minutes eating and 63 minutes drinking beverages (except plain water) while doing something such as watching television, driving, or working. Eleven percent of the population spent at least 4.5 hours on an average day engaged in eating and drinking activities.

Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 64
Date: 2011-11
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.291940

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