TABLE E-1 Bases of Assumptions Used in Nutrient and Cost Analyses of Food Packages for Infants


Assumption used in


Nutrient Analysesb


Current and Revised Packages I and II


Milk-based formula (versus soy-based formula)


Weighted mean of: Enfamil with Iron (Mead Johnson), 67.8%; Similac with Iron (Ross/ Abbott), 27.2%; and Good Start (Carnation/Nestlé), 5.0%


Current Package II


Apple juice (vitamin C-rich)

Baby food, fruits

Revised Package II

Fruit(s) as the only major ingredient(s)d


Junior (stage 2), 4–8 oz/d


Equal weighting of: Applesauce; Peaches; and Pears

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