Technical Bulletin No. (TB-1955) 34 pp

September 2020

Estimating Prices for Foods in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: The Purchase to Plate Price Tool

The Purchase to Plate Price Tool (PPPT) report explains the methodology behind estimating prices for foods in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The PPPT will be used to estimate food prices for the next update of the Thrifty Food Plan. The report also verifies the prices by comparing estimated food expenditures of NHANES participants to other government surveys.

Keywords: food prices, scanner data, What We Eat in America (WWEIA), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS), Purchase to Plate Crosswalk (PPC), ERS Food Expenditure Series, IRI InfoScan, IRI Consumer Network, USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR),Flexible Consumer Behavior Survey (FCBS)

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Last updated: Wednesday, September 09, 2020

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