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Food-Insecure Households Score Lower on Diet Quality Compared to Food-Secure Households

Lisa Mancino and Christian A. Gregory

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. March 2020, issue 02

Abstract: ERS researchers scored the nutritional quality of a week’s worth of food purchases and acquisitions by low-income food-secure and food-insecure households. For every 1,000 calories of food at home acquired, food-secure households acquired more total fruit, whole fruit, total protein, and seafood and plant proteins compared with food-insecure 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: 2020
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302915

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