The Thrifty Food Plan and low-income households in the United States: What food groups are being neglected?

@article{Stewart2006TheTF,
  title={The Thrifty Food Plan and low-income households in the United States: What food groups are being neglected?},
  author={H. Stewart and N. Blisard},
  journal={Food Policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={469-482}
}
Food assistance programs in the United States provide low-income households with the resources to purchase a healthy, nutritious, and palatable diet, if they buy the market baskets of food outlined in the Thrifty Food Plan. This study compares the cost of these baskets with actual spending on food at home by low-income households. Simulations reveal at-home food spending by low-income households to represent only 86% of what is needed to follow the Thrifty Food Plan. Married couples with… Expand
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