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Feb 22 -- The Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, invites comments to OMB by March 24, 2022 on its proposal for the Current Population Survey (CPS) Food Security Supplement, annually conducted each December.
 
The U.S. Census Bureau will supplement the December CPS, beginning in 2022, with questions regarding household food shopping, use of food and nutrition assistance programs, food sufficiency, and difficulties in meeting household food needs. A similar supplement has been appended to the CPS annually since 1995. The last collection was in December 2020.

The data collected by the food security supplement will be used for monitoring the prevalence of food security, food insecurity, and very low food security within the U.S. population as a whole and in selected population subgroups; conducting research on causes of food insecurity and the role of Federal food and nutrition programs in ameliorating food insecurity; and continuing development and improvement of methods for measuring these conditions. Information will be collected on food spending, use of Federal and community food and nutrition assistance programs, difficulties in obtaining adequate food during the previous 12 months and 30 days due to constrained resources, and conditions that result from inadequate access to food.
 

ERS Food Security webpage: https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-security-in-the-united-states/
Census CPS Food Security Supplement webpage: https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/time-series/demo/cps/cps-supp_cps-repwgt/cps-food-security.html
2022 submission to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202201-0536-005 Click IC List for data collection instruments, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation. Submit comments through this site.
FR notice inviting comment: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-03702
 
For AEA members wishing to submit comments to OMB, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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