TABLE E-3A Calculated Costs of Representative Amounts of Foods in Revised Packages for Infants (2002)a

Food Item

Unit

Approximate Cost per Unit ($)

Food Package I-FF-A

Infant formula, liquid concentrate Post-rebate

fl oz concentrate

0.23

Food Package I-FF-B

Infant formula, liquid concentrate Post-rebate

fl oz concentrate

0.23

Food Package I-BF/FF-A

Infant formula, powder

fl oz reconstituted

~0.10

Food Package I-BF/FF-B

Infant formula, powder Post-rebate

fl oz reconstituted

0.23

Food Package II-FF

Infant formula, liquid concentrate Post-rebate

fl oz concentrate

0.23

Infant cereal

oz

0.20

Baby food fruits and vegetables b,c

oz

0.12

Fresh bananas b,c

lb

0.51

Total

Food Package II-BF/FF

Infant formula, liquid concentrate Post-rebate

fl oz concentrate

0.23

Infant cereal

oz

0.20

Baby food fruits and vegetables b,c

oz

0.12

Fresh bananas b,c

lb

0.51

Total

Food Package II-BF

Infant cereal

oz

0.20

Baby food fruits and vegetables b,c

oz

0.12

Fresh bananas b,c

lb

0.51

Baby food meats

oz

0.29

Total

aAll costs use market purchase-weighted prices estimated using 1999–2002 price data as described in Chapter 5Evaluation of Cost. See data sources. This table is a simplification using prices that have been rounded off; small discrepancies between this table and other sections of the report are due to errors introduced by rounding for the purposes of constructing this table. Tables E-3A and E-3B are intended as easy reference guides of the costs used in cost calculations. These costs are illustrated well using the revised food packages; therefore the current food packages were not included in these tables.

bAssumptions for the cost analyses included weighting alternate choices shown in this table as various quantities used in calculating costs. As an example using Food Package II-FF, the cost of the maximum allowance (128 oz) of baby food fruits and vegetables was calculated



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