Economic Brief No. (EB-27) 17 pp

February 2016

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

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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