FDSC 1500 Lecture 2 - Advances in medicine, nutrition,...

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FDSC 1500 Lecture 2 Consumer food spending o Food at home and food waway from home have increasesed over the past 20 years Food expenditures o Spending on food away from home reached 48.5% of the $1.16 trillion in total food expenditures in 2008 o 2008 food expenditures: total US per capita food spending = $3,832 with $1,973 spendt on food eaten at home and the rest on food eaten away from home o Consumers spend only 9.6% of their disposable income on food o As disposable income increases the share spent on food decreases Demographic and lifestyle trends o Population: in the last 25 years there has been an unprecended shift in the size and structure of the nation’s population o The population is now 309 million people, more females than males and average life expencancy is 80 for females and 75 for males o Life expectancy is due to Decreases in infant and child mortality Reduced mortality in child bearing
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Unformatted text preview: Advances in medicine, nutrition, safety, living standards The boomer effect o Baby Boomers: people born between 1946 and 1964 have caused the major demographic changes that have occurred in the later half of the 20 th century o As boomers reach retirement age, the proportion of the elderly population is expected to double Women in the work force o Many socioeconomic factors have altered the way Americans live and work o More women working o Postponing marriage and childbearing o Smaller, less traditional marriage o Almost 6 out of 10 women of working age are in the work force, roughly twice as many as in 1950 The Food System o Technical, social and econimc structure that provides food to the population Production Manfucaturing and processing Marketing and distribution consumption...
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