ARCHIVE: Family Food
Family Food is the source of detailed statistical information on purchased quantities, expenditure and nutrient intakes derived from both household and eating out food and drink. Data is collected for a sample of households in the United Kingdom using self-reported diaries of all purchases, including food eaten out, over a two week period. Where possible quantities are recorded in the diaries but otherwise estimated. Energy and nutrient intakes are calculated using standard nutrient composition data for each of some 500 types of food.
Current estimates are based on data collected in the Family Food Module of the Living Costs and Food Survey and on adjusted data collected in the National Food Survey. Historical estimates from 1940 to 2000 are based on data from the National Food Survey. For more information on calculations in Family Food, see the methodology papers.
- Food and drink purchases with derived energy and nutrient intakes by UK households in 2009 (30 November 2010)
- Household food and drink waste linked to food and drink purchases (27 July 2010)
Family Food Annual Reports
- Family Food 2009 (revised February 2011*)
- Family Food 2008
- Family Food 2007
- Family Food 2006
- Family Food 2005-06
- Family Food 2004-05
- Family Food 2003-04
- Family Food 2002-03
- Family Food 2001-02
- Datasets (Excel)
* The revisions to Family Food 2009 introduced internal hyperlinks and made minor typographical amendments. New datasets on equivalised income were released within the datasets pages. Estimates of calorie intakes measured in megajoules were incorrect in some of the datasets and were corrected. Estimates in kcals were unaffected. No figures were changed in the report itself.
Historical Reports based on the National Food Survey
- National Food Survey 2000
- National Food Survey 1999
- National Food Survey 1998
- National Food Survey 1997
'Family Spending', the report produced by the Office for National Statistics covering all household expenditure as collected in the Living Costs and Food Survey, is available from:www.statistics.gov.uk
We are keen to receive your comments on our annual report 'Family Food' and its associated datasets. We would like to know about your requirements and any suggestions for improvements we could make. Please email us at: email@example.com. We are waiting to hear from you.
Page last modified: 21 February, 2011
Page published: 18 March, 2010