It’s getting more expensive to eat well in Chatham-Kent.

According to the Public Health Unit’s annual survey of food costs, the price of feeding a family of four for one week is $198.32.

“This year, the number went up by 6%. We know that since 2009 it’s gone up by 25%, and those numbers are not going to go down unfortunately,” says Public Health Dietitian Lyndsay Davidson. “Things like toilet paper, soap, household cleaning supplies, [that price] doesn’t cover those items, so those are still in addition to the food that people need to purchase.”