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August 4, 2016

Where does a family get their food?

When investigating how best to improve diet quality among Americans, one way we can gain insight into their nutritional behavior is to analyze how and where families get food. A recent report by the USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) reports these on average weekly food spending. The study includes data from over 4,800 households collected during […]

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June 17, 2015

The Trouble With Self-Reported Nutrition Data

By: Emily von Hoffman

A recent article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings takes on the issue of self-reported nutrition data, and the challenges it poses for public health researchers. While not a new problem, the topic continues to receive attention as the same flawed tools remain in use by a majority of researchers. The authors of the piece especially object to the use […]

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