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…

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Eating When There is Not Enough to Eat

It may seem hard to believe, but nearly 11% of U.S. households experience food insecurity (not having access to enough food for an active, healthy life because of a lack of resources) during the past year. New research reveals significant and challenging differences between the eating habits of food-secure and food-insecure adolescents.The food-insecure were more likely…

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