Survey links poor diet to lower grocery spending

08/4/2011 | Seattle Times, The

A University of Washington survey of 1,000 residents in Washington's King County found that those who ate the most junk food spent the least on groceries and went over recommended levels of fat and sugar, while people who spent the most money on food had the healthiest diets and came closest to complying with guidelines. Improving the diets of those who eat junk food could add $380 to food costs per person each year, so researchers recommended education initiatives to teach consumers about less-expensive but tasty foods that are nutrient-rich.

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