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  2022 Thanksgiving Dinner Increases by 20%  
  Dean Dittmar  11/20/2022 4:00:00 PM  

Spending time with family and friends at Thanksgiving remains important for many Americans and this year the cost of the meal is also top of mind. Farm Bureau’s 37th annual survey provides a snapshot of the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10, which is $64.05 or less than $6.50 per person. This is a $10.74 or 20% increase from last year’s average of $53.31.

The centerpiece on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – costs more than last year, at $28.96 for a 16-pound bird. That’s $1.81 per pound, up 21% from last year, due to several factors beyond general inflation. 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, administrators, 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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