Sunday 19 November 2017

Rising cost of food is a chance to eat healthier

WE'VE all been there. You put a few items on the supermarket conveyor belt and try to stifle a gasp when the cash register tots up the final price. Food prices are rising much more quickly than inflation these days while higher taxes are also eating away at disposable incomes. Almost inevitably, that is forcing cash-strapped families to cut grocery spending at a time when they would normally increase spending to maintain their diets.

This could be disastrous for the country or it could be a blessing in disguise.

At a time when child poverty is rising and families are already under attack, there is a real concern that more and more children (and their parents) will be going to bed hungry.

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