Time spent on home food preparation and indicators of healthy eating.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


American journal of preventive medicine, Volume 47, Issue 6, p.796-802 (2014)


Adult, Cooking, Cross-Sectional Studies, Demography, diet, Eating, Female, Food, Food Habits, Health Behavior, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nutrition Assessment Core Facility, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, Restaurants, Shared Resources, Socioeconomic Factors, Time Factors, United States


The amount of time spent on food preparation and cooking may have implications for diet quality and health. However, little is known about how food-related time use relates to food consumption and spending, either at restaurants or for food consumed at home.