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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on National Statistics
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Improving USDA’s Consumer Data for Food and Nutrition Policy Research: 3rd Meeting
 September 21, 2018  at 9:00 a.m.

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.

Meeting Agenda

The third public meeting of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Panel on Improving Consumer Data for Food and Nutrition Policy Research will be held Friday September 21, 2018 at the National Academy of Sciences Building at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC . The study, sponsored by USDA’s Economic Research Service as part of their Consumer Food Data System (CFDS) Program, is being conducted by the NASEM’s Committee on National Statistics. Marianne Bitler, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, is serving as Chair.

The expert panel will critically assess the value of each of the various ERS investments in food and nutrition data, including proprietary data, various linked and integrated data sources, and the widely used Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) to provide directions for the next 10 years of the CFDS Program. A wide range of data collection strategies, including use of supplements to existing federal surveys, exploitation of administrative and commercial data, and improving database linkages will be considered. The two-year study will conclude with a consensus report to be published by the National Academies Press in 2019.

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