Food – No Jamie Oliver Shows in Canada

My wife has got to stop sending me to the store. I was sent out for some “basics” at the local Metro, milk $4.49 3ltrs and Eggs $2.89.  I searched the Phoenix Albertsons flyer to compare milk $0.78 64oz and eggs $0.88. Using some math on the milk 3 liters = 101 oz. so we are looking at the equivalent 3 liters of milk costing $1.23 in Phoenix. So we are paying $3.23 or 300% more for milk and $2.54 or just over 300% more for eggs.

Fact: A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compares obesity rates in the United States and Canada. The Associated Press reports that this is the first time the CDC has compared American obesity rates with another country.

The data, which was gathered between 2007 and 2009, reveals that approximately 24.1 percent of Canadians are obese compared to 34.4 percent of Americans.

The numbers were also broken down by ethnicity and gender, showing that 27 percent of Canadian men are considered obese compared to 33 percent of American men. The difference is even greater among women, 24 percent of Canadian women versus 36 percent of American women, NPR reports.

According to the AP, there was interestingly not a statistically significant difference in childhood obesity rates in Canada (12%) and the United States (15.5%).

See our higher prices have some advantages!

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