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Low-paid Brits 'struggle' to afford their five-a-day.

More than four in 10 UK adults cannot afford to buy healthy food.

A poll by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) found almost three-quarters of the 2,444 people surveyed earning less than 10,000 [pounds sterling] per year said they 'struggle' to afford the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

Overall, two in five adults admit they have to sacrifice eating healthily for cost reasons when it comes to their weekly grocery shop.

Victoria Taylor, Senior Dietitian at the BHF, said: '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.

'But there are ways people 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 heart health.'

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Title Annotation:NEWS ROUND-UP
Publication:Community Practitioner
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 1, 2014
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