The Economics of Healthy Foods

A common reason given for eating a diet that does not meet dietary recommendations is that it the recommended diet is more expensive. A new report bythe USDA’s Economic Research Service debunks this contention by comparing prices of healthy and less healthy foods using three different price metrics: price of food energy, price of edible weight, and price of average portion. Unless you are looking only at food energy, healthy foods cost less and contribute better to your health.

PositiveTip: Choose healthy foods that are good for you. They will be easier on your pocketbook, too.