Representative Amount in Food Package

Quantity Used in Calculationb

Assumption, Proportion Used

Example

Cost ($)

403 fl oz concentrate

1

31 13-oz cans

92.69

29.75

442 fl oz concentrate

1

34 13-oz cans

101.66

32.63

384 fl oz reconstituted (51–60 oz powder)

1

4 12.9-oz cans

37.25

11.96

221 fl oz concentrate

1

17 13-oz cans

50.83

16.32

312 fl oz concentrate

1

24 13-oz cans

71.76

23.04

24 oz

1

3 8-oz boxes

4.80

112 oz d

1

28 4-oz jars

13.44

2 lb d

1

2 lb fresh bananas

1.02

42.30

156 fl oz concentrate

1

12 13-oz cans

35.88

11.52

24 oz

1

3 8-oz boxes

4.80

112 oz d

1

28 4-oz jars

13.44

2 lb d

1

2 lb fresh bananas

1.02

30.78

24 oz

1

3 8-oz boxes

4.80

240 oz d

1

60 4-oz jars

28.80

2 lb d

1

2 lb fresh bananas

1.02

77.5 oz

1

31 2.5-oz jars

22.48

57.10

using a choice of 112 oz of baby food fruits and vegetable plus 2 lb of fresh bananas. For additional detail, see Table E-1.

cAllowed substitutions used in the calculations are indented below the food item; the total allowance for the food item is reflected in the sum of these entries.

dIn Food Package II, 2 lb of fresh bananas may be substituted for 16 oz of baby food fruit.

NOTES FOR TABLE E-3A: ~ indicates approximate amount.

DATA SOURCES: Price data are from Economic Research Service, USDA (ERS, 2004b, 1999 price data; Oliveira et al., 2001, 2000 infant formula price data) and ACNielsen Homescan (ACNielsen, 2001, price data for 2001 obtained through ERS, USDA).



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