The economic burden of inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit in Canada

Objective: Public health decision makers not only consider health benefits but also economic implications when articulating and issuing lifestyle recommendations. Whereas various estimates exist for the economic burden of physical inactivity, excess body weight and smoking, estimates of the economic burden associated with our diet are rare. In the present study, we estimated the economic burden attributable to the inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit in Canada.

This paper was chosen as the Paper of the Month for December on the Nutrition Society blog: http://blog.journals.cambridge.org/2016/12/14/not-eating-enough-vegetables-and-fruit-what-does-it-cost/

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2016

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs

Authors: John Paul Ekwaru, Arto Ohinmaa, Sarah Loehr, Solmaz Setayeshgar, Thanh Nguyen, Paul J Veugelers

Journal Title: Public Health Nutrition

Volume: published online 7 November 2016