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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

 

Global Implications of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Categories: Climate Change,Crime/Justice,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,Treaties

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Newsroom/Reports%20and%20Pubs/NIC_White_Paper_on_IUU_Fishing.pdf

Defines the nature of illegal and unregulated fishing, describes the threat to legitimate fishing and ocean health posed by such activities, and prospects for alleviation of the problem through such actions as the Port State Measures Agreement that came into force in June 2016.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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