Food cost and adherence to guidelines for healthy diets: evidence from Belgium.

Last updated on 18-12-2020 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

Peer reviewed scientific article





BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Evidence on whether healthy diets are more expensive than less healthy diets is mixed. The relative cost of meeting healthy diet guidelines in Belgium was estimated. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Data from the nationally representative food consumption survey (FCS) 2014-2015 (n = 3146; 3-64 years) were used. Dietary data were collected through two non-consecutive 24-h recalls (records for children). Average prices for >2000 foods were retrieved from the 2014 GfK ConsumerScan panel and linked with foods consumed in the FCS. Daily costs of meeting nutritional guidelines were …

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