In 2012, Americans spent approximately 42% of their household food budget eating away from home, a factor linked to reduced fruit and vegetable (FV) intake.
- Moore L.
- Thompson F.
Adults meeting fruit and vegetable intake recommendations.
MMWR. 2015; 64: 709-713
2Conversely, when individuals and families prepare food at home, they have higher diet quality, including FV intake.
- US Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015.
7th ed. US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC2010
3Researchers recommend that efforts to encourage healthy eating focus on promoting home food preparation and offering FV in multiple food environments (eg, home, schools, and work).
- Todd J.E.
- Morrison R.M.
Less eating out, improved diets, and more family meals in the wake of the Great Recession.
US Dept of Agriculture, ERS, Amber Waves2014
- Monsivais P.
- Aggarwal A.
- Drewnowski A.
Time spent on home food preparation and indicators of healthy eating.
Am J Prev Med. 2014; 47: 796-802
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- Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015.7th ed. US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC2010
- Less eating out, improved diets, and more family meals in the wake of the Great Recession.US Dept of Agriculture, ERS, Amber Waves2014
- Time spent on home food preparation and indicators of healthy eating.Am J Prev Med. 2014; 47: 796-802
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Published online: October 15, 2016
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors' conflict of interest disclosures can be found online with this article on www.jneb.org.
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