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Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 777
Amount: $35,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Annandale, VA, 22003
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 AVALON L. DUNGAN
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS INFORMATION ON THE FOOD CON- SUMPTION AND DIETARY LEVELS OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS AND INDIV- IDUALS FOR USE IN ADMINISTERING A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS. CURRENT SURVEY METHODOLOFY IS BURDENSOME ON RESPONDENTS, LABOR INTENSIVE, TIME-CONSUMING AND EXPENSIVE TO ADMINISTER.PUBLICATION OF RESULTS IS FROM FOUR TO FIVE YEARS AFTER DATACOLLECTION WHICH TENDS TO LOWER ITS VALUE IN DECISIONMAKING.A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN FOOD MARKETING RESEARCH IS A MACHINE WHICH CAN BE USED BY HOME PANELISTS THAT "READS" INFORMATIONDIRECTLY FROM FOOD PACKAGES AS TAKEN FROM SHOPPING BAGS. THIS PROJECT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MODERNIZE FOOD CONSUMPTIONSURVEYS. THIS PROJECT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MODERNIZE FOOD CONSUMPTION METHODOLOGY WITH CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY AND COULD RESULT IN RAPID AVAILABILITY OF SURVEY DATA FOR GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIC USE.

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