The Cost of Satisfying Fruit and Vegetable Recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines
The study also found that a family of four could purchase a sufficient variety of fruits and vegetables to meet those same guidelines with a limited budget, based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Thrifty Food Plan (TFP). However, this would require the household to allocate a much larger share of its overall food budget to fruits and vegetables and a smaller share to foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and sodium.
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USDA Economic Research Service, Authors: Hayden Stewart, Jeffrey Hyman, Andrea Carlson, and Elizabeth Frazão