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2012 Expenditures on Children By Families

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child. The report shows that a middle-income family with a child born in 2012 can expect to spend about $241,080 ($301,970 adjusted for projected inflation* for food, shelter, and other necessities associated with child-rearing expenses over the next 17 years.

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Nutrition Insights
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Birth to 24 Months Dietary Guidance Development Project

In recent years, there has been a growing demand both within and outside of government for the DGA to include infants and toddlers. In response to these requests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have initiated a project to develop guidance for this important age group.