Associated Press reporter Mary Clare Jalonick outlines our Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Evaluation in an article titled “What do we eat? New food map will tell us” published May 20, 2013.
Popkin and his researchers are hoping their project will only be the beginning of a map that consumers, companies, researchers and even the government can use, breaking the data down to find out who is eating what and where they shop. Is there a racial divide in the brand of potato chips purchased, for example, and what could that mean for health? Does diet depend on where you buy your food — the grocery store or the convenience store? How has the recession affected dietary intake?