The following is portion of an article from Drovers CattleNetwork:
by Mary Soukup, Editor
In the 35 years from 1977 to 2012, the average American household budget spent on food away from home increased from 30 percent to 43 percent and about one third of all calories consumed, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services (USDA ERS) Quarterly Food Away from Home Prices Data report. The study tracks food prices at four types of food away from home establishments, including full and limited service restaurants, vending machines and schools and divides prices by census regions and division.
According to USDA ERS, given the growing prevalence of food consumed away from one’s home, the agency says this data may be able to help study how food prices affect demand for different products and, consequently, nutrition and health outcomes.
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Source: Drovers CattleNetwork
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