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What foods can you get with $1?

At Foodfacts.com we feel the need to emphasize the rising obesity epidemic occurring in the US. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled among children and adolescents in the US. Obesity trends reviewed by the CDC show that communities with relatively low-incomes tend to have larger numbers of obese children. It has been argued for many years that calorie-dense processed foods have played a major factor in these growing numbers, due to their commonly low prices. Below is a chart based upon research by Adam Drewnowski, an obesity researcher and epidemiologist at the University of Washington, that shows $1.00 is more likely to get you a bag of potato chips than a fresh apple.

Click around the chart to see the price ranges of different foods based on calories, sugar, and sodium!

(Chart by Ration)