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USDA-Approved Whole-Wheat Bread Package Size Is Now More Common and Less Costly for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Patrick W. McLaughlin

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2020, vol. April 2020, issue 03

Abstract: In 2009, USDA added 100-percent whole-wheat and whole-grain products to the WIC food packages for women and children. An ERS study found that the WIC-approved 16-ounce package size became more common and less costly relative to other package sizes during 2009-15.

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.302920

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