Can you afford to eat healthily?
We’ve found out over a third of the UK are
struggling to eat healthily.
Our survey revealed two-thirds of people in the UK wish
they could eat more healthily, but 42% said they can't because
it’s too expensive.
Food prices have risen nearly twice as fast as
rent in the last five years. This has left nearly two in five
people admitting they have to sacrifice healthiness for cost when
it comes to their grocery shop.
People in the lowest income bracket are being
hit the hardest - nearly three quarters of people who earn less
than £10,000 per year said they struggle to afford the recommended
five portions of fruit and vegetables per day.
Our Senior Dietitian Victoria
“Healthy eating on a budget is one of the
biggest challenges of our times. With the increasing cost of a
weekly shopping basket it’s a real concern that despite people’s
best intentions they’re struggling to eat healthily.
Healthy eating on a budget is one of the biggest challenges of our times
“But there are ways you
can make healthy home-cooking more affordable, so that the rising
price of your food shop doesn’t need to come at a cost to your
If you’re struggling to eat healthily we can
help. Visit our budget eating
hub to find a seven
day meal plan for under £50 and ten top tips for cutting the
cost of your weekly shop, and videos of our case studies, like
Dan and Anthony who make a
microwave meal in minutes.
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