Eating behavior in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on eating behavior in the U.S.

This dossier provides statistical information about consumers' eating behavior in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Average hours spent on food and drink in the United States from 2007 to 2017

    • Awareness regarding diet trends in the U.S. 2017

    • Willingness to try diets in the U.S. 2017

    • U.S. consumers trying to have healthy eating habits 2017

    • Reasons for eating healthy U.S. 2017

    • U.S. shoppers' self-assessment of diet by generation 2016

  • 2. Knowledge in nutrition
    • Consumer knowledge of nutrients which aid in desired health benefits U.S. 2017

    • U.S.: foods considered healthier by experts than by the public 2016, by category

    • Consumer rating of impact of type of calories on weight gain 2013-2019

    • U.S. consumers changes in opinions of added sugars 2018

    • U.S. consumer willingness to pay more for added benefits in food by generation 2018

  • 3. Trends in food intake
    • Information foods/beverages package influence on purchase 2013-2016

    • Willingness to try diets in the U.S. 2017

    • Share of Americans trying to limit or avoid dietary sugar intake 2019

    • Vegetarian diet: U.S. consumer attitudes 2016

    • Vegan diet: U.S. consumer attitudes 2016

    • Gluten-free diet: U.S. consumer attitudes 2016

    • Sources of protein consumed by Americans 2017

    • Consumers who are vegan or vegetarian in the U.S. 2018, by age group

    • Reasons U.S. consumers prefer plants over animal protein 2019

    • Reasons U.S. Millennials follow an alternative diet 2018

  • 4. Cooking behavior
    • Actions performed when preparing, cooking & consuming foods 2014-2016

    • U.S. consumers' frequency of cooking a dinner at home with meat 2017, by income

    • Leading food retailers for home-cooked meals among U.S. consumers 2016

    • Times of day U.S. consumers prepare home-cooked meals 2016

    • Popular cuisines among U.S. consumers when preparing home-cooked meals 2016

    • Favorite companions when preparing home-cooked meals among U.S. consumers 2016

    • Types of occasions in which U.S. consumers prepare home-cooked meals 2016

  • 5. Out-of-home market
    • Consumer spending in the quick service restaurant sector in the U.S. 2004-2019

    • Average spending on food away from home in the U.S., by age 2017

    • Frequency of visiting a fast-food restaurant in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Opinion on GMO food in quick service (QSR) restaurants in the U.S. 2016

    • Eating habits of U.S. consumers 2018, by generation

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