Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?

The “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

Posted 2 years ago
89,619 notes
  1. imnothavinit reblogged this from 2brwngrls
  2. the-oncoming-stormy reblogged this from madmadamgem
  3. madmadamgem reblogged this from apfelgranate
  4. teaologie reblogged this from bwansen
  5. kevlebluff reblogged this from bwansen
  6. rainstormsatnighttime reblogged this from annotatemyface
  7. myprettylittleromance reblogged this from mychemicalyoyoyomance
  8. mychemicalyoyoyomance reblogged this from annotatemyface
  9. annotatemyface reblogged this from beensenackles
  10. bwansen reblogged this from requiresheavywizardry
  11. i-would-run-to-her reblogged this from the-apocalypso
  12. the-apocalypso reblogged this from michellelamignonne
  13. heyitzkay reblogged this from waetonywae
  14. vballtay05 reblogged this from emmagawsh
  15. gabriellewantshercoffee reblogged this from princewarblersteenagedream
  16. thaliag2 reblogged this from princewarblersteenagedream
  17. cheru reblogged this from becktasm
  18. tea-asuka reblogged this from thewalterbeforethisone
  19. pancakingon reblogged this from colfercuddle
  20. never-let-her-go reblogged this from thewalterbeforethisone
  21. dandoesfandom reblogged this from worldthatonlyshouts
  22. gripeflavoredsoda reblogged this from wi22iou
  23. yosoydiamond reblogged this from yerbateros
  24. yerbateros reblogged this from hobgoblinsandpeachfuzz
  25. dragon-training-demigod-wizard reblogged this from kayla-ships-klaine-and-destiel
  26. even-the-impala-ships-it reblogged this from lglights-is-hiding
  27. kerly-fries reblogged this from worldthatonlyshouts