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Food for Thought: Is a French Fry a Vegetable?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The cost of healthy foods and the lack of physical activity among children and teenagers are fueling the obesity epidemic.

Bottom line? Too many people cannot afford to eat healthy. Well, the truth is they cant afford not to eat healthy, but eating healthy foods is too expensive. A grocery store I was in recently had a nice display of personal-size cantaloupes with a sign for $1.49. What wasnt so well displayed on the sign was that the price was $1.49 per pound. One mini personal cantaloupe rea


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