U.S. diet gap shows wealth divide

Study: Average eating habits improve, but poor’s worsen

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 3:28 a.m.

FOR RELEASE MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014, AT 4 P.M.- FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. A 12-year study released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, shows a steady improvement in American's eating habits, but food choices remain less than ideal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

CHICAGO -- Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

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