ERIC Number: ED256736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Food Consumption: Households in the United States, Seasons and Year 1977-78. Nationwide Food Consumption Survey 1977-78, Report No. H-6.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
This report presents data on food consumption for the year 1977-78 with seasonal variations gathered by a survey of 14,023 households across the United States. As a part of an on-going effort by the Department of Agriculture, the report provides statistical information on American food habits, the kinds and quantities of food people eat, and the money value of that food. Dietary levels of household food are determined by calculating the nutrient content of the food reported and by comparing the results to recommended amounts of nutrients for persons of the sex and age of those eating in the household. Data are provided on the weekly household food consumption of more than 400 food groups and items for the year, April 1977 through March 1978, and for each of the four seasons contained in that period--spring, summer, and fall of 1977, and winter of 1978. Information includes quantity and money value of foods, and the percentage of households using those foods during the week. (JD)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Food, Food Standards, National Surveys, Nutrition
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.