.05 Thrifty Food Plan Definition
 
USDA calculations have determined the cost of a diet required to feed a family of four persons. The family consists of the following:
 
A man and a woman ages 20 through 54
A child age 6 through 8
A child age 9 through 11
 
The cost of such a diet is the basis for uniform benefits for all NA budgetary units regardless of their actual composition. The size of the NA budgetary unit is taken into account and adjustments are made accordingly. (See Thrifty Food Plan for actual amounts)