Navigation Links
American food: Still the best deal in the world
Date:2/1/2008

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2008 -- Although food prices rose 4.8% last year, eating nutritiously is still well within reach of the American family, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics. Analysis done by USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) indicates that families could, in fact, spend even less on food than what they currently spend and eat a healthier more nutritious diet.

USDAs Low-Cost Food Plan shows what a family on a budget can spend on food and still achieve a nutritious diet that meets current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For December 2007, USDA estimates the cost of the Low-Cost Food Plan for a family of four (a couple ages 20 to 50 with two children ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11) to be $167.70 per week. This compares to the $189.00 per week that the average four person household spent on food last year.

Families could spend less and eat a healthier diet. This is supported by a comparison of the foods in the Low-Cost Food Plan to what people are actually eating. The Low-Cost Food Plan contains more fruits, vegetables, and milk products than people are currently eating and less sweets and sugars.

Eating healthier does not have to cost more and can even cost some families less, says CNPP Executive Director Dr. Brian Wansink. The United States continues to have the safest, most abundant, healthiest, and least expensive food in the world. As a percentage of household expenditures, Americans spend approximately 13 percent of their disposable income on food which includes food consumed both in and outside the home.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
src6@Cornell.edu
607-254-4960
Cornell Food & Brand Lab
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Highlights from the February 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
2. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 16, 2008
3. Study: weight-loss tips differ in African-American, mainstream magazines
4. American Chemical Societys weekly PressPac -- Jan. 9, 2008
5. SAGEs American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine looks at the health benefit of oats
6. American Chemical Societys weekly PressPac -- Jan. 2, 2008
7. Poor Americans in the United States suffer hidden burden of parasitic and other neglected diseases
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007
9. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
10. PNNLs Richard Smith named to prestigious Scientific American 50 list of outstanding leaders
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 12, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/16/2014)... constantly wages war on the human body. Battles ... stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor ... aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly understood. ... the laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of ... conditions surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch to ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... researchers have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel ... mechanism for how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers ... and regenerating the ,crypts, that are a feature of ... involved in bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as ... , Using 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... 16, 2014) – Post-menopausal women experienced improvements in ... levels or genital bleeding, after 12 weeks of ... fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement previously shown to ... new peer-reviewed pilot study reported in a poster ... scientific meeting. , "These data documented improved ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Modeling tumor dormancy 2Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2S-equol supplements associated with improved measures of reproductive health in postmenopausal women 2
... By manipulating highly specific gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs, scientists at ... in singling out and repressing stem-like cells in mouse breast ... to cancer. If certain forms of breast cancer do ... believe to be the case, then it is critical to ...
... induce cells to form parallel tube-like structures that could one ... found that they can control the cells, development by growing ... the work was posted this month in an online issue ... day be transplanted into tissues such as the kidneys, liver, ...
... events that are critical to a healthy life, giving ... to think. But thats if the neurotransmitters are getting ... cells, neurons or other cells. Now a ... transcription factor that controls a neurotransmitter in the nematode ...
Cached Biology News:CSHL scientists identify and repress breast cancer stem cells in mouse tissue 2CSHL scientists identify and repress breast cancer stem cells in mouse tissue 3MIT works toward engineered blood vessels 2Overexcited neurons not good for cell health 2Overexcited neurons not good for cell health 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014   Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE ... for serious infections and diseases, announced today that the ... of Allowance for a composition of matter patent application ... program, SYN-004. This is Synthetic Biologics, first allowed ... and adds to the Company,s extensive C. difficile ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... and HONG KONG , Oct. ... disease therapeutics enterprise, announced today that rare disease expert ... as vice president, research. Dr. McKew brings more than ... leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health, Wyeth ... by Wyeth). Dr. McKew will lead aTyr,s efforts to expand ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE ... signed a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) with ... October 1, 2014.  The NGA provides for the ... release of additional grant funds pursuant to the ... clinical development of Asterias, product, AST-OPC1. The grant ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... PureTech , a science and technology development ... today the closing of a $55 million growth ... a $120 Billion group of funds. The funding ... forward and to advance new healthcare related products ... really go for the big ideas that can ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Synthetic Biologics Announces Allowance of Key U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for C. difficile Program 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Allowance of Key U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for C. difficile Program 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Allowance of Key U.S. Composition of Matter Patent for C. difficile Program 4aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 2aTyr Pharma Appoints John C. McKew, Ph.D., as Vice President, Research 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 2PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 3PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 6
... Northwest,Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWBO; ... today that Lonza Group AG has,withdrawn all ... and other NWBT DCVax(R) products other than ... vaccine products infringed,certain gene expression technology patents ...
... offers substance abuse treatment for teens and adults, ... has announced the expansion of its treatment services to,include ... 12 - 17 as well,as adults, and the hospital ... health and dual diagnosis (substance abuse and,mental illness)., ...
... ALTO, Calif., Dec. 19 Alexza,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Barron, MD, FACC to its Board of Directors. Dr. ... Officer at Genentech,where he leads the Development organization, which ... Barron joined Genentech in 1996 as a clinical scientist ...
Cached Biology Technology:Lonza Withdraws Majority of Claims in Patent Lawsuit Against Northwest Biotherapeutics 2Lonza Withdraws Majority of Claims in Patent Lawsuit Against Northwest Biotherapeutics 3Lonza Withdraws Majority of Claims in Patent Lawsuit Against Northwest Biotherapeutics 4Highlands Behavioral Health Hospital Unveils New Substance Abuse Detox Program 2Alexza Elects Dr. Hal V. Barron to Its Board of Directors 2Alexza Elects Dr. Hal V. Barron to Its Board of Directors 3
Human Xg Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab Keywords: Xg glycoprotein, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia Protein Family: ...
nuclear RNA export factor 1, mRNA...
Mycoplasma tested...
Human PDGF, CF...
Biology Products: