The Cost of a Healthy Diet

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What used to be called the Food Pyramid was updated last year with a recommended diet that includes Potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamin D and Calcium. The image of that plate of salmon, leafy greens and maybe some rice pilaf may be designed to promote healthy eating, but a new survey says that could add hundreds more dollars to the average grocery bill, making it unaffordable for many Americans. That's according to a study published today in the Journal of Health Affairs. Pablo Monsivais, a researcher at the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington, is the lead author.

Credits

Guest:
Pablo Monsivais - University of Washington

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner