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Among households who receive food stamps, which of the following groceries do they buy the most as measured in dollars?

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According to a recent Department of Agriculture study, in 2011 families, receiving food stamps bought about $1,263 million of meat, poultry & seafood, $1,201 million of sweetened drinks, desserts & candy, and $782 million of vegetables & fruit. These figures are based on data from supermarkets, grocery stores, and combination food and drug stores. However, they do not include warehouse club stores, specialized food stores, and convenience stores. Comparable data for households that don't receive food stamps and for other types of foods are provided at the link below.

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