Why eating healthy is so expensive in America

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  • Published on:  3/22/2018
  • Produce helps your health and hurts your wallet, but some strategies may change that.

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    The American dinner plate is deficient in nutritious produce, and part of the problem is cost. Because diets low in fruits and vegetables have serious consequences, health advocates have tried to incentivizes Americans to choose apples over donuts for years but with little success.

    In the US, a nation with high rates of diseases such as obesity and diabetes , a variety of strategies - from a junk food tax to a produce prescription program - are now being tested. But there are a number of factors that still stand in the way of Americans having healthier, more affordable produce and dietary options.

    We asked the experts how to eat healthy on a budget. Here are 11 tips to keep in mind: http://bit.ly/2G0UjeY

    Vox health correspondent, Julia Belluz, answers more of your everyday health questions: http://bit.ly/2G55Ie0

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