We're all told to eat healthier food. But is the financial burden of this demand too much for some families to bear? Laci explores if the cost of healthy food a real barrier to a healthier society.

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Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than You Think
"The smart people at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have crunched the numbers and it's official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more than unhealthy diets."

Eating Healthy vs. Unhealthy Will Cost You $550 More Per Year, Study Reveals
"Many people assert that unhealthy eating habits are the result of economic hardship. They say that healthful food is simply more expensive than unhealthful food. Now, science backs them up."

True Costs of So-called Cheap Food
"If I had a dollar for every time someone said that they don't buy fruits and vegetables or "healthy food" because it's too expensive, I could feed a small town all organic food for years!"

Do healthier foods and diet patterns cost more than less healthy options? A systematic review and meta-analysis

2013 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Poverty in the United States
"The United States determines the official poverty rate using poverty thresholds that are issued each year by the Census Bureau."

Income, Not "Food Deserts," More to Blame for U.S. Obesity
" In the U.S., obesity in "food deserts" is above average. However, it is not solely -- or even primarily -- access to grocery stores that appears to be the issue -- higher obesity rates are more likely to be linked to lower incomes."

When Eating Well Is a Matter of Where You Live
"America's battle to lose weight and eat healthy has many fronts. There is the battle to get Americans to make better choices at restaurants. There is the battle to get them to shop smarter."

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