Sandi Mull
Sandi Mull

US food prices are the lowest in the developed world. One can have a healthy diet on a tight budget. It's true that such a diet won't have as much variety, but it can be done. When our organization tried to help people who said they would like to have a healthier diet on a budget, we found that part of the problem was buying too many convenience foods. We grow our own vegetables in the summer and then put them in the freezer or we can them, so we can have them throughout the year. We...

US food prices are the lowest in the developed world. One can have a healthy diet on a tight budget. It's true that such a diet won't have as much variety, but it can be done. When our organization tried to help people who said they would like to have a healthier diet on a budget, we found that part of the problem was buying too many convenience foods. We grow our own vegetables in the summer and then put them in the freezer or we can them, so we can have them throughout the year. We have summer apples that have to have a lot cut out of them, but I freeze them or make wonderful apple sauce out of them. We offer them to people, but they don't want to be bothered. I know that a healthy diet on a buget can be time consuming and realize that some people really don't have the time. I'd rather be doing something else when I'm preparing food for winter, but it's a choice.

Myrna Adamczyk
Myrna Adamczyk

Hard to always find good health food at supermarkets. They have some though. yum.

Myrna Adamczyk
Myrna Adamczyk
  • Myrna Adamczyk

Summer there are plenty of fresh veggies and fruit. And cheaper too.

Raffli Rudolf
Raffli Rudolf

vegetarian is verycheap,, try to plant vegetables very easy,,,

Michele Lucy
Michele Lucy
  • Raffli Rudolf

Not if you are disabled and live in an apartment

Angela Hicks
Angela Hicks

I Think It cost More To Eat Junk Food Than To Eat Healthy...... IJS.

Celina Addison
Celina Addison
  • Angela Hicks

What! what plant are you living on go look at the prices of healthy food compared to junk.. NO hormones,NO artificial colors or flavors NO added crap look at those healthy foods.. All Natural, Compare Milk to organic milk. compare hormone added chicken to no hormone chicken I know Iv tried to make a better life style for my family food bill has gone way up.. you need to take a walk through the store and compare these all natural which means healthy. To all the other food. Heres a list:...

What! what plant are you living on go look at the prices of healthy food compared to junk.. NO hormones,NO artificial colors or flavors NO added crap look at those healthy foods.. All Natural, Compare Milk to organic milk. compare hormone added chicken to no hormone chicken I know Iv tried to make a better life style for my family food bill has gone way up.. you need to take a walk through the store and compare these all natural which means healthy. To all the other food. Heres a list: eggs,milk,chicken,hotdogs,all meat products,even healthy chips all natural,yogourts,just take a look this might change your mind when it comes to price.

Dwight Davis
Dwight Davis

Finding healthy foods at a reasonable price is a major problem in the Black communities. Few supermarkets and many fast food joints. Supermarkets charge more than in other communities. It should not cost more to eat healthy but it does. There should be less salt, preservatives etc. in can foods and frozen foods quantities are more expensive.

Monique LaDue Avery
Monique LaDue Avery
  • Dwight Davis

I feel for those in this situation. It's not easy, but it's worth the extra effort that it takes.

Joan Pace
Joan Pace

I like to eat organic but friends say"Oh, too expensive" but think nothing of spending huge amounts of money having manicures etc, more toxins in the body?

Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh
  • Joan Pace

Altough organic foods are costly but health is wealth as such we consume organic foods .

Debra Sudlow Miller
Debra Sudlow Miller

I think in general, picking organic foods are more expensive. Obviously, education is a key factor; if you can grow your own veggies it is far less expensive than buying them at a store. Farmer's markets are not more expensive than grocery stores, but people have to be educated that it is worth it go go there instead of the corner supermarket. However, you can't usually grow your own meat, so buying healthy meat is a problem. I buy in quantity from a local farmer whom I trust, but it is much...

I think in general, picking organic foods are more expensive. Obviously, education is a key factor; if you can grow your own veggies it is far less expensive than buying them at a store. Farmer's markets are not more expensive than grocery stores, but people have to be educated that it is worth it go go there instead of the corner supermarket. However, you can't usually grow your own meat, so buying healthy meat is a problem. I buy in quantity from a local farmer whom I trust, but it is much more expensive than buying from the supermarket where who knows WHAT is in that meat...

Narasimha Bhashyam
Narasimha Bhashyam
  • Debra Sudlow Miller

I think it is the duty of the government of the day to provide good nutritious food for all its citizen .This is as important maintaining law and order or defence etc..

Janet Sciarrillo
Janet Sciarrillo

Saying eating healthy is too expensive is just an excuse. You dont really need to spend more

Stephanie Marsteller
Stephanie Marsteller
  • Janet Sciarrillo

It does cost more when you are in an area that does not have good weather year round, and therefore has to get everything shipped from thousands of miles away.

Selina Holmbacka
Selina Holmbacka

It seems that this problem is worse in the USA where there is more processed foods, pesticides and GMO. Here in Europe fast foods are also a lot more expensive that in the US. Like for a burger and french fries you would have to pay 4-8 euros, 7 euros if you want to become full. The portions are also small compared to what I have seen served in the states.
Processed foods are more expensive here, to save money one has to cook from scratch. Fresh produce like potatoes, legumes, cabbage, kale,...

It seems that this problem is worse in the USA where there is more processed foods, pesticides and GMO. Here in Europe fast foods are also a lot more expensive that in the US. Like for a burger and french fries you would have to pay 4-8 euros, 7 euros if you want to become full. The portions are also small compared to what I have seen served in the states.
Processed foods are more expensive here, to save money one has to cook from scratch. Fresh produce like potatoes, legumes, cabbage, kale, carrots, etc. are very cheap. Leaving out meats also makes it much cheaper, so that one can afford more health foods like nuts and seeds, omega oils, etc.

I voted: "it's hard to find healthy foods like fresh produce". During winter it is hard to find fresh greens, so I mostly use dried or frozen veg. Cabbage and kale are two green veggies that I can get the whole year around. Greenhouse greens are very expensive and also have a high pollution rate to produce.

Selina Holmbacka
Selina Holmbacka
  • Selina Holmbacka

I forgot to mention also that fruits can be expensive, that is why I have tried to pick more berries and load my freezer full of them. Takes a lot of work though.

Wendy Belliveau- Amirault

I do not live where you can have a choice of places to shop. We have Loblaws and Sobeys with a few small stores and the only time you can get locally grown is summer and it is NOT less expensive. I have a hard time just finding things from Canada let alone locally. It IS cheaper to by cheap food and the food industry knows it. I totally agree with the lady that said she has a family and needs to provide school snacks. What do I buy 3 bananas or 12 cereal bars, that's the situation a lot...

I do not live where you can have a choice of places to shop. We have Loblaws and Sobeys with a few small stores and the only time you can get locally grown is summer and it is NOT less expensive. I have a hard time just finding things from Canada let alone locally. It IS cheaper to by cheap food and the food industry knows it. I totally agree with the lady that said she has a family and needs to provide school snacks. What do I buy 3 bananas or 12 cereal bars, that's the situation a lot of us are in. That's why all the cheaply made foods with the additives. You eat them and want more and it's cheap, you eat more, you get heavier or less healthy and get sick there in turn comes the drug companies. See the cycle?

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Deshan Irendra de Silva
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