The cost of meals and budgeting

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI:
The cost of meals and budgeting

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This chapter begins with a discussion of how to find out about the cost of food to help families budget their food expenses. It then considers the cost of nutrients, talking to families about budgeting and buying food. It also details how to calculate and compare the cost of energy and nutrients for different foods, and how to estimate the minimum cost of basic foods for a person or family for a week.

Keywords: food planning; food costs; food budget; cost of food; food expenses

Chapter.  4485 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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