What America Eats 2020
E. Liz Sloan

A. Elizabeth Sloan

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    Americans are spending more than half (54%) of their food dollars on food away from home; that’s the highest level in history (Lyons Wyatt and Parker 2019a).

    Although more than eight in 10 dinners are eaten at home, the number of evening meals prepared at home continues to fall. On average, U.S. households prepare 4.5 dinners at home per week, down from 4.9 in 2017; 28% of households prepare meals three nights per week or less; and 28% do so on six or more nights (FMI 2019a).

    Over the past year, f…

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    A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD, a member of IFT and contributing editor of Food Technology, is president, Sloan Trends Inc., Escondido, Calif. ([email protected]).

    E. Liz Sloan