The idea that fruits and vegetables cost more than packaged snacks is not true, according to a new study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Researchers studied the cost and calories of twenty popular snacks and nineteen side dishes -- half of which were fruits or vegetables.
They found the average price for a serving of fruit or veggies was thirty-four cents, while unhealthy packaged snacks cost sixty-seven cents.
The healthy snacks also had fewer calories -- for example -- three oreos have one hundred sixty calories while a half cup of cantaloupe has twenty-five.
Experts say eating seasonal fruits and vegetables can drive costs down.