There are many reasons people do not eat healthy, but one of the most important may be due to the HIGH costs of eating healthy. According to the British Medical Journal, it costs the average American family more than $2000/year to eat a more nutritious diet.
The next time your are at the food store, check out the prices for junk food like potato chips, cookies or pretzels versus the price for fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. The costs of whole grain bread can easily cost 4x the price of a loaf of white bread!
People should be able to make their own choices when it comes to buying food, and we do not believe the government has any right in taxing junk food, but it would be nice if the price of healthy choices wasn’t so expensive.