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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of U.S. Youth, 2009-2010

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

Examines the percentage of youth, aged 2-19 years, who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in the 2009-2010 period.  Also examines differences by age, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that about 25% of youth consumed no fruit and about 10% no vegetables on a given day.

From the National Center for Health Statistics


Block Grants: Perspectives and Controversies

Categories: Federal State Relations,Food/Nutrition,Govt Processes/Organization,Medicare/Medicaid

Provides an overview of the six block grant types, the arguments for and against the use of block grants to achieve national goals, the historical role of block grants in American federalism, recent changes to existing grants, and proposals to create new ones. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Statistics,United Nations

Provides an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional, and global agricultural commodities  Includes special feature on India.   From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization


Consumers’ Use of Nutrition Information When Eating Out

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Examines demographic characteristics and dietary behaviors of U.S. consumers when eating food away from home.  Establishes baseline against which to measure future changes when the nutrition information mandate in the Affordable Care Act comes into full effect.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Restaurant Menu Labeling Use Among Adults,17 States, 2012

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Statistics

Surveys the use of menu labeling by adults trying to make healthier dietary choices at restaurants.  The survey measures use by state and demographic subgroups. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


International Food Security Assessment, 2014-2024

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

Surveys the status of food insecurity in 76 low- and-middle-income countries.  Projects the number of food-insecure people to fall 9% from 2013 to 2014 with Sub-Saharan Africa projected to remain the most food-insecure area.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


How Does Consumer Spending Change During Boom, Recession, and Recovery?

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Traces the relative importance of items of consumer expenditure in periods of boom and bust and over time.  The most pronounced trend is the long-term decline in the relative importance of food in the Consumer Price Index.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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