Fruit and veg when in season is cheaper. I can't see how spending $32 for a family meal at McDonalds won't get you an equivalent amount or more in veg, fruit and even meat. It's convenience that makes fast food appealing.It has been well established that junk food is significantly cheaper than fresh fruit and veg. It in an important factor in low socioeconomic areas (along with others that have been mentioned).
I worked in public health prior to returning to uni, you may want to visit a COPD clinic and met a few oldies who are terminal well before their time, I haven't yet met a smoker who didn't regret their decision to smoke in the end. But it's your health and it's your decision, but ultimately it's the rest of us who where smart enough not to smoke that will be paying for your treatment in the end.
Collins and Lapsley 2007 - the economic cost of smoking to the community.
In 2004–05, social costs of tobacco abuse totalled just under $31.5 billion, more than 56% of the total estimated social costs of drug abuse in Australia in that year. Of the total estimated social costs of tobacco abuse, 38% were tangible costs and 62% were intangible.
ACA interviews dont rank as evidence ;DIt has been well established that junk food is significantly cheaper than fresh fruit and veg. It in an important factor in low socioeconomic areas (along with others that have been mentioned).
Thank god I don't own a television, or I might be tempted to watch ACA! No my evidence is from published articles in peer review journals.ACA interviews dont rank as evidence ;D
They certainly do go out an watch what people buy and eat, they then correlate it across socio-economic, education, culture, religion, you name it. Do they have enough funding to make a real difference to peoples lives via education and affordable food, no.Ultimately though, surely the biggest cost in nutrition isnt what they eat but how much they eat - and its cheaper to eat less, its cheaper to walk to the shops to, and water from the tap is cheaper than coke. many a researcher or dietitian would learn loads just going shopping and watching
I was looking for something to disagree with, but cant.
I disagree with your statement where healthy food is more expensive.There seems to be a ever growing problem that as healthcare rises and disease rises it comes back very much to diets, we seem to be confronted with more issues, though healthy foods are more expensive and many people cannot afford these healthy foods, creating a ever spiraling cycle of unhealthy food and more health care etc that seems difficult to turn around.