Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet?

@article{Drewnowski2010CanLA,
  title={Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet?},
  author={A Drewnowski and Petra E. Eichelsdoerfer},
  journal={Nutrition today},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={246-249}
}
Many nutritional professionals believe that all Americans, regardless of income, have access to a nutritious diet of whole grains, lean meats, and fresh vegetables and fruit. In reality, food prices pose a significant barrier for many consumers who are trying to balance good nutrition with affordability. The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), commonly cited as a model of a healthy low-cost diet, achieves cost goals by relaxing some nutrition constraints and by disregarding the usual eating habits of the… CONTINUE READING

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