August 2009 Issue

Smart, Healthy Eating on a Budget- It’s Within Your Reach

Thanks to a gloomy economy, eating healthy is even more challenging. The high cost of growing, processing, shipping, distributing and marketing food shows up on your supermarket tab every week. And youíre not just imagining that your grocery store bill is creeping up. Overall food prices have increased five to six percent in supermarkets during the past year. Letís face it; itís not cheap to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, seafood and low-fat dairy products. This is in the face of low-cost food temptations like dollar deals in fast food drive-thrus and giant bags of chips in club stores.

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