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Why should I eat healthy at college even though it's expensive?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
It is currently more expensive to eat healthy foods. (You'll see this price gap most starkly when you and your roommates decide to order dinner: one large pizza feeds three people for $12, while sushi for three can cost more than $40.) But the good news is that, with educated consumers like you, who know the power of your wallet and your mouth, this will not always have to be the case.

Everyone can have access to health once we make healthy food affordable. In the meantime, start looking at your health as an investment: the cost of dealing with poor eating habits when you get older -- future medical bills for everything from heart disease, to diabetes, to a shrink for your "fat issues" -- easily outweighs the relatively small price difference you pay today. So cough up the extra cash and choose something healthy.
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