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Annual cost of eating healthy

Created: 12/06/2013 7:07 AM WHEC.com

A new study reveals the financial costs of eating a healthy diet.
 
researchers evaluated the prices per serving of fruits, vegetables, fish and nuts, and compared them to servings of processed foods, meats and refined grains.
 
They found a day's worth of the most healthy diet patterns costs about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy meals.
 
That adds up to over $500 per person a year, which could be a burden for many low-income families.
 
Experts say policies offsetting these costs would benefit the healthcare system which now pays considerably for diet-related chronic diseases.



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