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

by Hayden Stewart, Jeffrey Hyman, Andrea Carlson, and Elizabeth Frazão

Economic Brief No. (EB-27) 17 pp, February 2016

Cover image 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.

Keywords: Dietary recommendations, food prices, food budgeting, fruit and vegetable consumption, 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Thrifty Food Plan

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Last updated: Friday, February 26, 2016

For more information contact: Hayden Stewart, Jeffrey Hyman, Andrea Carlson, and Elizabeth Frazão