Eating healthy is starting to cost more. That’s according to our local health unit who conducted the study. Elsie Azevedo Perry is a Registered Dietitian and she explains what they found.

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These costs don’t include other necessities like cleaning products, toiletries or other common purchases. Azevedo Perry also explains what they found when it comes to the average family’s income.

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With this information, she says this can help open the door for a very important conversation about jobs, healthy foods and poverty.

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Azevedo Perry says typically with this increase things like transportation, rent and utilities also increase which will only make the problem worse.

To find out more about this report, what it found, and to calculate what you spend based on your age and family, visit the Rethink Health page on the HKPR website.