USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is the first nationally representative survey of American households to collect comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. The survey includes nationally representative data from 4,826 households, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households, low-income households not participating in SNAP, and higher income households.
Previously, only restricted data were available to approved users. Now, ERS is releasing FoodAPS public use files along with related documentation that enable anyone to readily access and use the data. In this webinar, ERS researcher John Kirlin will discuss the availabilityof the public-use data,explain its content, user guides, and the FoodAPS webpages that provide background information about the survey.