Last night, I wanted to enjoy some good food: salmon, a little wine, lettuce and cheese. I wanted to somewhat enbody what a good, traditional French meal is like. It dawned on me at that point the cost of just the fish was as much (if not more) than a McDonalds meal.
Aside from Trader Joe's and farmers markets, we have a mindset in America that good, healthy food, should automatically be expensive. The prices at Whole Foods, while accessible to many, are not accesible to all.
Most Americans also do not grow up with an understanding of what healthy food is. While not on the top of the agenda, schools should push for better teachings when it comes to eating habits.
Eating habits can drastically impact a persons life and should be treated as lightly. I do think we're going in the right direction, as a lot of people in this area have woken up to what good food is, and Whole Foods success is evidence of this.
Let's lobby for good food.