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. (All files are PDFs unless
Cost of Food ― 1994 to Present
Other Current Publications
For information on putting the Thrifty Food Plan into practice, please see the Recipe Finder database, which contains recipes for use by nutrition educators working with the
SNAP eligible population.
and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty
The meal plans and recipes were
evaluated by The Pennsylvania
State University under contract
with the USDA Center for
Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
Four-person families with
limited incomes prepared and
evaluated the menus and recipes
for taste and quality. Note: This publication is based on the
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1995 and the Food Guide Pyramid and is provided here for historical purposes.
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