On November 6, 2018 the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) hosted a Connect & Explore webinar titled, “America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home”. The webinar examined how food away from home (FAFH) plays a major role in the American diet. In recent decades, numerous factors have contributed to an increasing trend of FAFH consumption such as increased access and affordability to FAFH and an increase in two earner households. To better understand this trend, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has drawn on data from many sources to examine a range of factors influencing FAFH consumption, and the findings are published in the new report, America’s Eating Habits: Food Away From Home. The speaker is one of the authors of the report, Michelle Saksena, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture.

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