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How Much Do Americans Pay for Fruits and Vegetables?

Jane Reed, Elizabeth Frazao and Rachel Itskowitz

No 33691, Agricultural Information Bulletins from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: Many Americans do not consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Almost half of Americans think eating more fruits and vegetables would make their diets healthier, so why don't they? One argument is that fruits and vegetables are expensive, especially when purchased fresh. According to an ERS study, a consumer can meet the recommendation of three servings of fruits and four servings of vegetables daily for 64 cents.

Keywords: Food; Consumption/Nutrition/Food; Safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4
Date: 2004
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.33691

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