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Consumer Prices

Consumer Prices Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers [1982-84 = 100] Unadjusted indexes Group September August 1997 1997 All items 161.2 160.8 Food 157.9 157.6 Food at home 158.6 158.5 Food away from home 157.8 157.4 Housing 157.7 157.6 Shelter 177.2 177.5 Renters’ costs(1) 186.8 189.1 Homeowners’ costs(1) 182.8 182.2 Household insurance(1) 166.8 166.3 […]

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Nutrient Intakes and Eating Patterns of Teenagers

Nutrient Intakes and Eating Patterns of Teenagers Elyse Levine When compared with current dietary recommendations, diets of teenagers are marked by underconsumption of several vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber, and overconsumption of fat and saturated fat. This paper examines nutrient intakes of adolescents 13-18 years of age by gender and race using […]

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Lower Fat Food Choices Identified Through a Novel Sorting Procedure for CSFII 1989-91 Data

Lower Fat Food Choices Identified Through a Novel Sorting Procedure for CSFII 1989-91 Data – Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals Sharon Peterson A unique sorting procedure for the 1989-91 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals is described. Following sorting, the extent of adoption of skim milk, lean meats, and fat-modified products and […]

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Relationships of substance abuse to the nutritional status of pregnant African-American Women

Relationships of substance abuse to the nutritional status of pregnant African-American Women – Statistical Data Included Hazel A.B. Hiza Illicit and nonillicit drug abuse is a major interest of clinicians, public health officials, and social authorities (e.g., child welfare). Moreover, one of the major concerns is drug abuse during the periconceptional period and throughout pregnancy […]

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Sample Menus and Recipes Based on the 1999 Thrifty Food Plan

Sample Menus and Recipes Based on the 1999 Thrifty Food Plan Myrtle Hogbin Samples of three weekly menus and recipes, described here, illustrate one way families who want to economize on food can eat nutritious meals that meet current dietary recommendations.[1] These menus are based on the 1999 Thrifty Food Plan (TFP). The TFP serves […]

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Educators’ reports of food acquisition practices used by limited-resource individuals to maintain food sufficiency

Educators’ reports of food acquisition practices used by limited-resource individuals to maintain food sufficiency Kathryn M. Kempson Food security has been defined as “access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life [and] includes, at a minimum, the ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, and an assured […]

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The working poor in 2001

The working poor in 2001 A number of the poor also participate significantly in the labor force. In 2001, 32.9 million people of all ages, or 11.7 percent of the population, lived at or below the official poverty threshold. Most of them were children or adults who had not participated in the labor force during […]

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Cost of Food at Home

Cost of Food at Home Cost of food at home estimated for food plans at four cost levels, September 1997, U.S. average(1) Cost for 1 week Low- Sex-age group Thrifty cost Moderate- Liberal plan plan cost plan plan FAMILIES Family of 2:(2) 20 – 50 years $56.90 $71.70 $88.70 $110.10 51 years and over 53.60 […]

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Regional Differences in Family Poverty

Regional Differences in Family Poverty That poverty rates vary considerably across regions has been confirmed; reasons for these variations need to be understood in order to design appropriate Federal antipoverty policies. This study was undertaken to examine how characteristics of the poor and nonpoor vary among regions and to determine which factors contribute to regional […]

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Factors protecting against and contributing to food insecurity among rural families

Factors protecting against and contributing to food insecurity among rural families Christine M. Olson Food insecurity and hunger of nationally representative samples of the U.S. population have been assessed annually since 1995 as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS). For the year ending September 2001, the prevalence of food insecurity in nonmetropolitan (1) households […]