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    I would call this a class issue. The other comments about working parents not having the time to prepare healthy meals are certainly correct but there is more to this. Go into the supermarket and compare prices of healthy vs. not so healthy products. Soda much cheaper than fruit juice, fruit canned in sugar syrup cheaper than fresh fruit, white bread cheaper than multigrain, ect. Many families have very difficult choices to make in the market every week.

    •  well partially true (0+ / 0-)

      but actually if we learned to eat more locally and more seasonally the prices are not as bad as folks have lead us to believe. But access is certainly a problem.

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      by the littlest gator on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 04:51:19 AM PDT

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    •  I find it (0+ / 0-)

      far cheaper to eat fresh than not.  A roast might be $10.00 but I can get three meals out of it at least.  People don't have time to prepare nor will they become organized enough to do it.  They also have no idea how to do it.  One friend throws out her turkey bones every year even though she loves homemade turkey soup.  It is too daunting a task for her to make it.  

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      by tobendaro on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 05:35:34 AM PDT

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