LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Is your healthy diet taking a bite out of your pocketbook?
KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou says that’s the conclusion of a new study released Thursday by the University of Washington’s School of Public Health.READ MORE: 101 Freeway In Hollywood Reopened Following Death Investigation
Federal guidelines on what to buy and eat to stay healthy can cost a family nearly $400 a year — even for simple things like buying potatoes to get more potassium in your diet or eating only organic or non-genetically modified foods.READ MORE: 'The Jet Man Is Back': Another Possible Jet Pack Sighting Reported Near LAX
“I eat here because it’s healthier, and yes, it is a little more expensive, but it’s worth it,” said one woman at a Whole Foods Market in Glendale.
The study suggested that the government do more in the way of providing coupons or choices for healthy food.MORE NEWS: Suspect Joseph Jimenez Arrested In Corona Movie Theater Shooting Which Left Woman Dead, Man Wounded
But officials concede that would also require changing regulations in some cases which restrict what people can buy with food coupons.