Wealth gap: US eating habits improve a bit except among poor

September 2, 2014 9:30 AM

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Wealth gap: US eating habits improve a bit except among poor

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.

On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults averaged just 40 points in 1999-2000, climbing steadily to 47 points in 2009-10, the study found.

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