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USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2017 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.

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National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition Materials

The Council is composed of 24 members.

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Disaster Assistance Response Summary

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plays a vital role in providing supplemental nutrition assistance when disasters occur by coordinating with state, local, and voluntary organizations. This report highlights FNS responses to disasters throughout the year.