From the New York Times, September 24, 2011 edition, Mark Bittman author of How To Cook Everything writes:
“THE ‘fact’ that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
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- Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? (bittman.blogs.nytimes.com)
Note: I just couldn’t bring myself to posting a photo of junk food…This is a photo of a Mark Bittman recipe: Brown Rice Salad with tomatoes and peas; inexpensive and easy to prepare.
Thanks for using my photo on your blog post.
Thank you for making available via flickr.
Glad you posted this article. There is no reason to be living off the dollar menu or a $0.99 bag of chips. It is affordable to cook a healthy, fresh, green meal for your family without costing a fortune. It all comes down to education and people’s wiliness to forgo the convenience of fast food for a little time in the kitchen. It pays off not only in bills but in overall health of your family.