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Americans Still Can Meet Fruit and Vegetable Dietary Guidelines for $2.10-$2.60 per Day

Hayden Stewart and Jeffrey Hyman

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. June 2019, issue 05

Abstract: ERS researchers calculated the average cost to consume 157 fresh and processed fruits and vegetables by adjusting for inedible parts and losses that may occur in cooking. A greater share of vegetables (77 percent) than fruits (47 percent) cost less than 80 cents per cup equivalent.

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.302719

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