Representative Amount in Food Package

Quantity Used in Calculation

Assumption, Proportion Usedb

Example

Cost ($)

2 doz

1

2 doz

2.06

6.1 lb

0.5

2.12

140 oz

0.5

3.48

6.1 lb

0.5

2.88

140 oz

0.5

2.38

1 lb

0.5

1 1-lb loaf

0.90

1 lb

0.5

1 1-lb bag

0.89

30 oz

0.8

5 6-oz cans

2.08

29.4 oz

0.2

2 14.7-oz cans

0.62

1 lb

0.5

1 1-lb bag

0.39

64 oz

0.5

4 16-oz cans

1.42

18 oz

1

1 18-oz jar

1.80

57.05

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

dCheese may be substituted for milk at the rate of 1 lb of cheese for 3 qt of milk.

NOTE FOR TABLE E-3B: ~ indicates approximate amount.

DATA SOURCES: Price data are from Economic Research Service, USDA (ERS, 2004b, 1999 price data); ACNielsen Homescan (ACNielsen, 2001, price data for 2001obtained through ERS, USDA); and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (BLS, 2004a, 2002 price data).



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