Usda food plans. Usda provides critical nutrition assistance through food and nutrition service fns programs that include child nutrition programs the supplemental nutrition assistance program snap and emergency food assistance among many other programs. Cost of food expenditures on children by families usdas nutrition evidence library nutrient content of the us. Usda provides shopping strategies and meal planning advice to help families serve more nutritious meals affordably through its 10 tips nutrition series and the thrifty food plan. Usda food patterns usda food plans.
Cost of food the thrifty low cost moderate cost and liberal food plans each represent a nutritious diet at a different cost. The thrifty food plan is the basis for snap supplemental nutrition assistance program allotments. The menus are designed to meet nutrition needs on a budget. The nutritional bases of the food plans are the 19972005 dietary reference intakes 2005 dietary guidelines for americans and 2005 mypyramid food intake recommendations.
A functional food defense plan is an important tool an establishment can use to prevent protect against mitigate respond to and recover from an intentional contamination incident. Four person families with limited incomes prepared and evaluated the menus and recipes for taste and quality. The food plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. Administered by state agencies each of these.
The meal plans and recipes were developed and evaluated by the pennsylvania state university under contract with the usda center for nutrition policy and promotion. Food supply nutrition insights internship program other cnpp projects resources. The food and nutrition service administers several programs that provide healthy food to children including the national school lunch program school breakfast program child and adult care food program summer food service program fresh fruit and vegetable program and special milk program. These sample 2 week menus can be used by any person or family wanting to follow a healthy diet at a modest price.