How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food?

American teens and adults spend more than 2.5 hours per day involved in eating and drinking. Only 67 minutes of this time is spent in formal meals; the rest includes eating while driving, grooming, working and watching TV.

Karen S. Hamrick, Margaret Andrews, Joanne Guthrie, David Hopkins, and Ket McClelland. How Much Time Do Americans Spend on Food? EIB-86, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. November 2011.

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