According to a recently released study by the Harvard School of Public Health, nutritional disparities are growing between high-income and low-income populations in the U.S. The study examined the eating habits of 29,124 Americans over the past decade and found that diet quality has improved among people of high socioeconomic status but deteriorated for those of low socioeconomic status. On the plus side, there has been a “steady improvement” in all diets regardless of socioeconomic status. Americans are eating more good things like whole fruit, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and polyunsaturated fats, but still need to eat more vegetables, cut down on red and processed meat and reduce their salt intake.
For more on this, see The Atlantic’s article here.