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Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2011-2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_039.pdf

Human body measurements provide important indicators of nutritional status in children and adults.  They reflect general health status, dietary adequacy, disease risk, body composition, and growth patterns.  These data show the distribution of height, weight, body mass index and other details of the U.S. population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Americans’ Eating Patterns and Time Spent on Food: The 2014 Eating and Health Module Data

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2122095/eib158.pdf

Presents an overview of Americans’ eating and other food-related time-use patterns, including grocery shopping and meal preparation.  Includes information on consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

U. S. Households’ Demand for Convenience Foods

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2122384/err211.pdf

Examines the reasons behind the rise in popularity of convenience foods including pricing, advertising, and time-use patterns.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_13_14/underweight_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 3.8% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are underweight.  Table shows trends by age groups since 1970.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2016-2026

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2109786/gfa27.pdf

The share of food-insecure people in the 76 low- and middle-income countries is projected to fall from 17% in 2016 to 6% in 2026.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Draft Guidance to Food Industry for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Commercially Prepared Food

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51478-Shipping-Containers.pdf

Press release about request for public comments on proposed agency guidance that would create voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry.  Describes current average sodium intake of Americans, the proposed target amounts, and the science behind sodium reduction and health improvement.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

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