A number of studies about the cost of food and nutrition have been conducted recently. A recent article in the Huffington Post discussed some interesting results:
"The government says it all depends on
how you measure the price. If you compare the price per calorie – as
some previous researchers have done – then higher-calorie pastries and
processed snacks might seem like a bargain compared with fruits and
But comparing the cost of foods by weight or portion size shows that
grains, vegetables, fruit and dairy foods are less expensive than most
meats or foods high in saturated fat, added sugars or salt."