The barrier to healthy eating isn’t just about the money. No matter your socioeconomic status, the issue is often time. Convenience. Cooking can be quick, easy, healthy, and cheap. One small example: Some Columbia College students are teaching people in the Eau Claire community how beneficial crockpot cooking can be. They have easy recipes of cheap and healthy ingredients that you can throw into your crockpot in the morning and then just walk away. The students even convinced Rival to donate a hundred crockpots to them for the project. Super cool.
Anywho… read this article and check out the diagram below. They both do some pretty-good myth debunking (Disclaimer: Def don’t agree w/ all the politics in the article).
“Real cultural changes are needed to turn this (viewpoint that cooking is more expensive and more time consuming than fast food) around. Somehow, no-nonsense cooking and eating — roasting a chicken, making a grilled cheese sandwich, scrambling an egg, tossing a salad — must become popular again, and valued not just by hipsters in Brooklyn or locavores in Berkeley.”