How Many Calories One Dollar Will Buy

06/17/2011 11:15 am ET | Updated Aug 17, 2011
  • DAVID LEONHARDT The New York Times

Lapham’s Quarterly has put together a graphic showing how many calories a dollar will buy in various forms, including lettuce, canned tuna, a bottle of Coca-Cola and a McDouble sandwich at McDonald’s. It’s a good illustration of one of the problems with the American diet: unhealthy food is often a lot cheaper than healthy food.

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