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Is Healthy Food Just for Rich People?

Is Healthy Food Just for Rich People?


The proposed FRESH initiative to open more grocery stores in poor neighborhoods can't be passed soon enough. Healthy food is practically unattainable to low-income eaters, according to two recent articles. “Achieving sustainability will mean that prices will have to go up,” says a global produce buyer for Whole Foods Market on Affluent people are healthier precisely because they have access to a better diet, says a report parsed by the Atlantic. It might be amusing when Top Chef contestants have to make a meal from a convenience store, but many impoverished families do just that.

Politics of the Plate: The Price is Wrong [Gourmet]
Why Are Affluent People Healthier? [Atlantic]


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