Research Brief: Affording a Healthy Diet

Posted by on April 6, 2009

Research Brief Builds Case for Affordable Good Nutrition

The Center for Public Health Nutrition’s March 2009 research brief builds a case for affordable good nutrition as the theme of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In this report, Adam Drewnowski, PhD and Petra Eichelsdoerfer, ND, MS, RPh challenge the assertion that low-income households have ample purchasing power for healthy diets. Recognizing that rising food costs are a problem, the report demonstrates how nutrient profiling and new diet optimization techniques can help consumers identify nutrient-rich foods that are affordable, good tasting, and part of the mainstream American diet.

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