Analysts blame cheap food for obesity across all groups

June 16, 2014

Our food is cheap — perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity. Researchers have found that obesity hits all groups of Americans — those with more money and education and those with less. That, and some other findings, challenge the common views about what’s fueling obesity in this country. […]

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Are healthy foods really more expensive? It depends on how you measure the price

September 20, 2012

Most Americans do not eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to meet federal dietary recommendations. A commonly cited reason for this deficiency is that healthy foods cost more than less healthy options. However, a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nutritious foods – such as grains, vegetables, fruit, and dairy […]

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