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Exam 2 Notes: HOUSEHOLD FOOD ACQUSITION AND FOOD: Summary of the Research: -Fey-Yensan et al., 2006-2007 -Focused on Southern (more rural) Rhode Island -Research Question: How much more expensive is it for limited resource Rhode Islanders to eat healthfully? -Individual survey -In-store price assessments within a brief time period HOUSEHOLDS FOOD ACQUISITION: -Designed to find out food buying habits in 5 towns -Household demographics -Amount of $ spent on food -Where people shop -Potential barriers to getting food, especially fruits and vegetables SURVEYED AT 13 SITES IN OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2006: -Ocean State Job Lot, DMV, polling site, Wood River Health Clinic, food pantries, etc. -Completed 263 surveys INTERDISCIPLINARY INTEREST: -Nutrition, Human Sciences, Nursing -State Departments: DHS, DOH, DEM -Grass-roots community agency partners -Community-based participatory research -Direct relevance to agencies and people they serve, and to improving services provided by DHS, DOH and DEM GENERAL DEMOGRAPHICS: -N = 263 -Age: Mean = 50.82, Range = 18-91, Mean age for 5 towns -Zip code distribution -Fairly equal- Careful to choose locations that would result in an even distribution USDA THRIFTY FOOD PLAN (TFP): -Three levels (low, moderate, liberal) -National standards for nutritious diets -Each plan represents a set of “market baskets” applicable to one of fifteen different-age- gender groups (lists of foods that can be afforded at each level to meet nutrition needs of each group) -Was based on 1989-91 food price base; now based on 2001-02 data -Look at Cost of Food at Home (January 2009) -The Thrifty Plan is lowest cost food plan meets minimal requirements for minimal cost
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THRIFTY FOOD PLAN REVISION: -Occurred just after we collected our data -2006 revision critically important because of the many changes that have occurred since 1989-91 -Updated dietary guidance (MyPyramid, Dietary Guidelines, DRI’s) -Major changes in relative food prices SHOPPING INFORMATION: -50% of respondents do a major shopping one time per week -89% went to a major supermarket or super center -Amount spent per month on food -Mean = $389, Range = $20-$800 -Only takes into account purchased at the grocery store, no restaurants, school lunches, etc. RHODE ISLAND STANDARD OF NEED, 2006: -Monthly food costs for a family of 4=$746 -Based on USDA Moderate Food Plan USDA THRIFTY -Monthly food costs for family of 4 = $510 -Basis for food stamp allotments TRAVEL COSTS: -Average travel time to major food store = 15.4 minutes -Average cost of regular gas in Rhode Island = $2.80 (April 2007) -Average driving cost per mile in 2007 = $0.52 -$0.08 for fuel expenses -$0.44 for other expenses (registration, insurance, maintenance, etc.) -Traveling for 15.4 minutes at a speed of 35 mph = ~9 Miles -$4.70 one way -$9.40 round-trip FRUITS AND VEGETABLES: -Least Expensive: Wal-mart Super Center COST: -22.6% cited Wal-Mart in Westerly as having the best prices QUALITY: -20% cited Stop & Shop in Richmond as having the best quality -4.5% cited Wal-Mart in Westerly as having the best quality LOCAL PRODUCE: (Farm stands, farmer’s markets, personal gardens) COST:
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-5.5% cited local sources as having the best prices
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course NFS 395 taught by Professor Sebelia during the Spring '09 term at Rhode Island.

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