USDA’s latest analysis says yes, but only if they make careful food choices, avoid convenience foods, and live in a low-cost area. At the time of the study, a half gallon of whole milk, for example, cost a lot less in Pittsburgh ($1.45) than it did in Boston ($2.51) .
But can people in low-income areas even find food? The Rudd Center at Yale has a new report out on how tough it is to find anything other than fast food in low-income areas - food “deserts” as they have come to be known.
Next public appearance
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here