Eating Healthy Impossible for the Poor?

I’m going to take a break from recipes and post this article ABC posted about poor people eating healthy. I think it’s very interesting and deserves a read. Half the reason I write on this site is to prove to myself and others that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive, as you’ve already seen. I say that because eating healthy can be very expensive, and it may be a tad bit more expensive than eating crap, but not as bad as people tend to think.

Even though research was done to write this article, I think they’re jumping to conclusions about poorer people not being able to afford fruits and vegetables. I can say that because I’ve been living off not-so-much for a very long time and I can do this. In fact, I’m unemployed! So if unemployed people can do this, so can you.

I definitely agree with the problem that we are faced with though. Fruits, vegetables, meats, most healthy foods are more expensive than crap. In fact, they’re ridiculously overpriced. That doesn’t give most of us (Americans) a lot of incentive to eat it, especially if we’re broke. So yes, it would be great if the government could step in and help this problem. Yes, even if they were a little cheaper, Americans wouldn’t necessarily speed to the stores to buy the healthy stuff either. It is, however, a great step.

One more thing. I know a few people who have had government aid such as WIC or Food Stamps. The types of food that these programs allow families to eat, however, suck. I love the doctor’s idea about arranging it so certain healthy foods like fruits and veggies are worth $2 for every dollar given. Anyway, that’s my soap box. Check out the article!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/story?id=3807128&page=1

About Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She's also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She's the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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