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  2021 Thanksgiving Dinner Increases by 14%  
  Dean Dittmar  11/20/2021 10:29:00 AM  

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. American Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less than $6.00 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14% increase from last year’s average of $46.90.

The centerpiece on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – costs more than last year, at $23.99 for a 16-pound bird. That’s roughly $1.50 per pound, up 24% from last year, but there are several mitigating factors.  Read more

Lessons to use in the coming days:
State Your Plate - Discover the top states that produce many of our common holiday foods in the United States.
Pumpkin Pie in a Bag - Share Illinois statistics of pumpkins grown and uses.
More interest approach activities/labs

We are very fortunate to have the most economical, abundant, and nutritious food supply in the World.   Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

(sent to all contacts, school administrators and counselors)
Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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