lower socioeconomic status correlated with greater purchasing of junk food. #FileAwayForLater

22 Mar

New brief published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that:

Low-socioeconomic status supermarket shoppers purchase calories in inexpensive forms that are higher in fat and less nutrient-rich.

Not much of a surprise, but still useful to see social science drawing these links.

2 Responses to “lower socioeconomic status correlated with greater purchasing of junk food. #FileAwayForLater”

  1. annia the greek March 23, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    Did you see the John Tierney piece about decision fatigue and blood sugar, and how poor people eat more sugar while shopping because they’re more stressed about spending $$$? Really fascinating, and well worth looking up. Explains so much about Cinnabon.

    • tmmcmillan March 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Ha, I didn’t see that specific piece, but I do talk a little (I think; I DID do the research, though it might have gotten cut out) about decision fatigue. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed in the store!

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