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The Cost of Eating Right from The News-Press

Wondering how you can satisfy the five servings of fruits and vegetables per day as recommended by the USDA and the 5210 Pledge on just $2.10?

Here’s one example of how inexpensive healthy eating can be when broken down by portion size:

  • 1 cup apple, fresh – $0.42
  • 1 cup orange, fresh – $0.58
  • 1/2 cup Romaine lettuce, fresh – $0.20
  • 1/2 cup carrots, fresh – $0.11
  • 1/2 cup tomato, fresh – $0.26
  • 1/2 cup corn, whole kernel, canned – $0.25
  • 1/2 cup green beans, frozen – $0.28

 

Source: http://www.news-press.com/story/money/2016/05/11/produce-high-cost-oakes-farm-fresh-from-florida-peppers-tomatoes-eggplant-cost-per-acre-labor/83966916/

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