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USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2008 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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Food Stamp Program State Activity Report FY 2006

SNAP State Activity Report from FY 2006. 

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Letter to State Directors

On September 11, 2004, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a final regulation on Verification Reporting and Recordkeeping requirements in the National School Lunch Program/School Breakfast Program. This letter transmits information on the data elements which must
be reported for each SFA, the procedures which SAs will use to report this data to FNS, and the data format and edit requirements.