Thursday, January 23, 2014

Food Away From Home Decrease

The USDA has recently released a report about the eating patterns of working aged adults in America. A change in habits has been seen from 2005-2010. The report suggests that this change is due to less consumption of meals away from home. One of the major findings of this study was that average daily caloric intake declined by 5% between 2005 and 2010. There was also a decline in food away from home intake between 2005 and 2010. A decrease of 4.75 percentage points was seen. Why is this important? The study found that with the decrease of food away from home there was an increase of home cooked meals and meals eaten with the whole family. This allows for a better connection among families.  Lastly, the study found that fiber intake increased and cholesterol intake decreased. These changes in diet are encouraging for the overall health profile of Americans. 

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err-economic-research-report/err161#.UuE2WNIo5dj

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