Shoppers Buy More Food In The New Year Than During Holidays
Every new year, Americans start buying more healthy foods ... before they're ready to give up junk.By Madison Burke | January 7, 2015
The new year is here, and that means we're ditching all of this for some healthier options. Right?
Well, maybe not. University of Vermont and Cornell University researchers say Americans buy the most food, especially junk food, in the first two months of the year — 9 percent more than during the supposedly indulgent holiday season.
Researchers explain we do buy more healthy food in the new year to fulfill our resolutions, but we also keep buying the same amount of unhealthy food as we were during the holidays — adding up to a whole lot of calories.