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New study reports that healthy eating has fallen on list of priorities - family food budget

Posted on Aug 31, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

The economy is still a hardship with many Americans and now a new study, released by Technomic, is reporting that eating healthy is becoming more difficult even though more consumers do actually want to eat healthier!

Here is what the study reported:

  • 70% of consumers are reporting that healthier foods are becoming harder and harder to afford
  • 53% of consumers claimed that they often buy less healthy foods because it is cheaper
  • 44% of consumers say that their budget does not allow them to eat healthier foods
It is sad to read these results. I understand we have all had to cut back and healthy foods seems to be taking a big hit dropping in priority as people are trying to economize.

But there are ways to economize and still afford healthier foods. Yes, it does require some planning but with just a little upfront planning, you can buy the healthy foods your kids need to grow healthy and strong.

Here are a few articles I wrote - short and to the point with practical ways to buy healthy foods on a budget.

I hope this helps. If you have other ideas, please share them so other parents can benefit and together we keep healthy eating high on the priority list.

Healthy eating on a budget

Shopping for healthy foods on a budget

Grocery savings by food group

How to be a budget conscious shopper.





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