“…The price of fruit and vegetables may be increasing, but nutritionists say it’s still cheaper overall to eat healthily.
Charitable trust 5+ A Day, which aims to get New Zealanders eating at least five servings of fruit and vegetables daily – compared prices and nutritional values of dozens of common foods.
They found healthier snacks like oranges, chopped vegetables with dip and banana smoothies were significantly cheaper than high-fat, processed alternatives.
They also calculated the cost of groceries for a family of four and found they could save up to $55 a day – and meet their recommended fruit and vegetable quota – by making healthy food choices.
Here are their findings – based on average Auckland prices in April 2012…”
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