Leftist commentary from a mouthy bitch
Basically, in four years, the cost of stuff like pop, candy, and other high calorie/low nutrient foods has increased 16% in the Seattle area. Fruits, veggies, lean meats and such have seen their prices increase by 30%.
Pablo Monsivais, research scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN) and lead investigator of the study, says near the bottom of the article, “These new findings show that food cost may pose a barrier to people adopting healthier diets.”
Gee. You think?
It’s not like normal people with normal budgets haven’t been saying this for ages.
I would like to cordially invite all of you, “It doesn’t cost any more to eat healthy” folks to bite me. Maybe you’ll listen to freaking researchers as opposed to the people who live their lives every day knowing what things cost and what they can afford.
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