COVID-19’s Continued Impact on Eating – Fall 2020
As we first reported in COVID-19’s Impact on Eating in spring 2020, the basic rhythms of meals and snacks were virtually unaffected across dayparts (i.e., Americans were participating in the same eating occasions as they were prior to the pandemic). However, COVID-19 had largely disrupted other aspects of eating, including the occasion context, sourcing, and preparation. This report highlights the top takeaways from our most recent summer fielding of our eating occasions survey, including how some of the earlier behaviors have shifted as well as new observations. It contains a brief overview of key shifts in eating and drinking occasions since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.