Do Healthier Diets Cost More?
Ranney, Christine K.; McNamara, Paul E.
Do healthier diets cost more? We estimate a hedonic regression model of the U.S. diet. Given food expenditures and information on dietary intake we infer the marginal cost of improved quality. Meeting the Pyramid recommendations implies decreased expenditures from two of the seven food groups.
WP 2002-22 July 2002
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University