Cost Analysesa

Type of Data Considered as Basis of Assumption

Source of Dataa

Same as for nutrient analyses

Representative of likely participant choices

Assumption for analyses

Same as for nutrient analyses

Representative of likely participant choices

Assumption for analyses

f“Plain” in this instance means not flavored because flavored products customarily have added sugars.

g“Regular” in this instance means not a reduced calorie product.

h“Regular” in this instance means regular pack with salt added in processing but no fat or oil added in processing.

i“Plain” in this instance means not flavored because flavored products customarily have added sugars and salt.

NOTES FOR TABLE E-2: na = not applicable. The medical foods required by children and women with special dietary needs were omitted from this table. For additional detail on food specifications, see Table B-2, Appendix BNutrient Profiles of Current and Revised Food Packages.

DATA SOURCES: Price data and other information were obtained from Economic Research Service, USDA (ERS, 2004b, 1999 price data); ACNielsen Homescan (ACNielsen, 2001, price data for 2001 obtained through ERS, USDA); and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (BLS, 2004a, equal weight for monthly 2002 price data). Additional information was obtained from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, 2004), American Heart Associations (AHA, 2004), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS, 1984a, 1984b), manufacturer labeling, and published resources (Krebs-Smith et al., 1997; Putnam and Allshouse, 1999; Smiciklas-Wright et al., 2002; Cotton et al., 2004; Reed et al., 2004; Wenrich and Cason, 2004).



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