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UK households choose toast over healthier diet as inflation bites

Prices for fresh vegetables rose about 14 per cent in September versus the same month last year earlier

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Fresh vegetables and fish are falling off the menu. Packaged pizzas and processed meat are the dishes of the day.

Many British households are turning away from healthier foods as rampant inflation pushes them towards cheaper processed meals, according to consumer data and experts who are worried about the nation taking a nutritional nosedive.

Prices for fresh vegetables rose about 14 per cent in September versus the same month last year earlier for example, while fresh beef also jumped 14 per cent, fish 15 per cent, poultry 17 per cent, eggs 22 per cent and low-fat milk 42 per cent.

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First Published: Oct 29 2022 | 12:41 AM IST

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