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The Cost of Satisfying Fruit and Vegetable Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines


  • Stewart, Hayden
  • Hyman, Jeffrey
  • Carlson, Andrea
  • Frazão, Elizabeth


Many consumers may perceive fruit and vegetable recommendations in USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans as too expensive. ERS illustrates how a family of four can meet these recommendations on a limited budget.

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  • Stewart, Hayden & Hyman, Jeffrey & Carlson, Andrea & Frazão, Elizabeth, 2016. "The Cost of Satisfying Fruit and Vegetable Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines," Economic Brief 262110, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uerseb:262110
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.262110

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    1. Dave Weatherspoon & James Oehmke & Assa Dembele & Lorraine Weatherspoon, 2015. "Fresh vegetable demand behaviour in an urban food desert," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 52(5), pages 960-979, April.
    2. Stewart, Hayden & Hyman, Jeffrey & Buzby, Jean C. & Frazao, Elizabeth & Carlson, Andrea, 2011. "How Much Do Fruits and Vegetables Cost?," Economic Information Bulletin 101280, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    3. Carlson, Andrea & Stewart, Hayden, 2011. "A Wide Variety of Fruit and Vegetables Are Affordable for SNAP Recipients," Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, pages 1-2.
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    2. He, Xi & Lopez, Rigoberto A. & Boehm, Rebecca L., 2018. "Medicaid Expansion and Sugar Consumption in Carbonated Soft Drinks," 2018 Annual Meeting, August 5-7, Washington, D.C. 273909, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.


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