Thursday, December 02, 2004

The cost of good nutrition

The Boston Globe's Stephen Smith considers the cost of good nutrition. Research from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that a culturally appropriate and heart-healthy diet would cost almost $700 each month in Boston. Smith also quotes researchers who discuss barriers other than food costs, such as the high cost of housing and utilities (my emphasis), the shortage of good supermarkets in some neighborhoods (Paul Geltman of the Whittier Street Clinic), and psychological and social barriers (Milagros Rosal, a clinical psychologist).

1 comment:

william said...

Most people overlook the importance of drinking plenty of water every day. It is amazing how this simple tip will improve a person’s health.