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Food-Insecure Households Spend Less and Acquire Less Food Per Week Than Food-Secure Households

Christian A. Gregory and Lisa Mancino

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. October 2019, issue 09

Abstract: ERS researchers examined differences in food expenditures and calories acquired in 2012-13 by two groups of low-income households. The researchers found that on a per adult equivalent basis, low-income food-insecure households spent almost $13 less on at-home foods and acquired 5,170 fewer calories from at-home foods per week than low-income food-secure households.

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.302874

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