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Low-Income Households' Expenditures on Fruits and Vegetables

by Noel Blisard, Hayden Stewart, and Dean Jolliffe

Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-792-5) 2 pp, November 2004

Both public and private organizations have noted that Americans generally eat less fruits and vegetables than is recommended in the Food Guide Pyramid. For example, the Produce for Better Health Foundation found that only 38 percent of Americans consume the recommended number of servings of vegetables, while only 23 percent consume the recommended number of servings of fruit. Even more troubling, low-income households eat even less fruits and vegetables than higher income households.

Keywords: Fruits, Vegetables, food consumption trends, food costs, food expenditures, food assistance programs, National School Lunch Program, child nutrition, produce

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Last updated: Monday, June 03, 2013

For more information contact: Noel Blisard, Hayden Stewart, and Dean Jolliffe

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