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Federal Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2007 to 2027

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52405-means-tested-programs.pdf

Estimates that, if current laws remain generally unchanged, federal spending for cash-assistance programs for people of low income would grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% over the coming decade.  The estimate covers such programs as Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps), student Pell grants and others.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

U.S. Trends in Food Availability and a Dietary Assessment of Loss-Adjusted Food Availability, 1970-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/eib166/eib-166.pdf?v=42762

Examines the amount of food available for consumption and related food trends in the U.S. since 1970.  Also estimates whether Americans are meeting the recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db271.pdf

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, fatty liver disease, and diabetes in children and youth.  This report coverages children and youth consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2011-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db270.pdf

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, and diabetes in adults.  This report coverages adult consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

U.S. Food Commodity Availability by Food Source, 1994-2008

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/err221/err-221.pdf?v=42725

Reviews what Americans eat and where they obtain it for various demographic groups.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-193.html

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb210-Malnutrition-Hospital-Stays-2013.pdf

Malnutrition occurs among 3% of adult hospital stays in the U.S. and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.  This report presents national estimates on the characteristics of malnutrition reported during nonbirth hospital stays.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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