How Does Meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 Benefit U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Growers?

Jetter, Karen M., and Kjersti Nes

from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 5, May/Jun, 2018

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Abstract

This study estimates the economic impact on fruit and vegetable industries in the U.S. from an increase in consumption based on different scenarios, including a shift in demand that meets the recommendation in the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Our results show a substantial potential benefit to the fruit and vegetable industries in the range of $24–$38 billion.

Keywords

Nutrition, fruits, vegetables, economic benefits, agriculture

Citation

Jetter, Karen M., and Kjersti Nes. "How Does Meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 Benefit U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Growers?" ARE Update 21(5)(2018):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2018/21/5/how-does-meeting-the-dietary-guidelines-for-americ/