An article in the American Journal of Prevention reminds us that cooking at home is "associated with better diet quality". By eating at home, people are more likely to meet dietary recommendations while staying within their budget. Eating out, however, is associated with higher food expenditures and lower dietary compliance.
The authors conclude: "Home cooking may be a component of nutrition resilience." This is an interesting concept...if you are feeling like your eating is off target, try planning and cooking a few meals at home to get back on track.
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