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We need more of this!

Often, in my day job, I hear a lot fo complaints about food. Families on assistance don’t get enough to eat healthy. They don’t get enough to eat healthy-ish processed foods, that’s for sure but I think the biggest barrier is knowing what healthy foods are, how to prepare them, and learning, after a lifetime of less healthy/more processed foods, to adapt your palate to them.

 

Here is a story of a mum who did just that. 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/13/289594815/former-wic-mom-brings-produce-and-cooking-skills-to-dc-s-food-deserts

Even better, she’s teaching others to do the same.

 

This article kind of touches on it but is clearly written from a position of financial privilege.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/05/249072685/what-separates-a-healthy-and-unhealthy-diet-just-1-50-per-day

Because yes, buying a whole chicken and cutting it up with save you money. However, if you do not have the money to begin with – or if the chicken takes up too large a percentage of your cheque, it doesn’t really matter how much you save. Now, if you can use a bigger portion of your funds (and this isn’t just for folks on assistance -it’s for tonnes of people who are just scraping by) to buy a whole chicken because your veg is being grown at home, so much the better.

 

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