Can the poor afford to eat healthfully?
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.