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Volume of Purchases and Regional Location Have Strong Effects on Food Costs for School Meals

Michael Ollinger and Joanne Guthrie ()

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. April 2019, issue 03

Abstract: An ERS study found that food costs for USDA school meals were highest in the Northern Plains, Mountain, and Southern Plains States and lowest in the Southeast States. The volume of food purchases was also found to affect costs.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302701

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