Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-213) 69 pp

November 2019

Food-Related Time Use: Changes and Demographic Differences

Tracking changes in food-related time use is key for understanding consumer decisions that affect diet. This report uses data from the 2004-17 American Time Use Survey to present an overview of food-related time-use patterns over time, both for the U.S. population aged 15 and older and for U.S. subgroups defined by educational attainment, household type, and other demographic factors.

Keywords: American Time Use Survey, ATUS, Eating and Health Module, EHM, eating patterns, food-related activities, grocery shopping, meal preparation, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, time use, time-use survey, time of day

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