publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 2008

Price Trends Are Similar for Fruits, Vegetables, and Snack Foods

Kuchler, Fred; Stewart, Hayden; Kuchler, Fred; Stewart, Hayden;
English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
An increase in the price of fruits and vegetables relative to less healthy foods could reduce consumers’ incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables and result in less healthy diets. Whether such a change in relative prices and incentives has occurred in the United States is difficult to prove because of substantial quality improvements in many fresh fruits and vegetables. For commonly consumed fresh fruits and vegetables for which quality has remained fairly constant, analysis of price trends reveals a price decline similar to that of dessert and snack foods. This price trend evidence suggests that the price of a healthy diet has not changed relative to an unh...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizationsfood and beverages
free text keywords: fresh fruit and vegetable prices, price trends, quality change, Agricultural and Food Policy, Consumer/Household Economics, Demand and Price Analysis, Financial Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Health Economics and Policy,, Agricultural and Food Policy, Consumer/Household Economics, Demand and Price Analysis, Financial Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety, Health Economics and Policy, fresh fruit and vegetable prices, price trends, quality change
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