Five-a-day eating targets 'will be unaffordable for millions after Brexit'

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Thinktank says consumption of fruit and vegetables could be hit by exchange rates, tariffs and higher labour costs

Five-a-day eating targets for fruit and vegetables could become unaffordable for millions of low-income families as a result of Brexit-related food price rises, a report says.

The Food Foundation says that already-feeble consumption rates of healthy food in the UK could nosedive under Brexit because the triple impact of exchange rates, labour costs and tariffs could add up to £158 a year to the amount a family of four spends on fruit and vegetables.

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