Take the Virtual Texas Food Stamps Challenge

October 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Is it true that choosing healthier options is often too expensive for low-income families?  Take a virtual shopping trip and purchase food for the 5-day challenge without spending more than $20.90.  What tough choices do you find yourself making to meet your budget?

Prices are based on data collected for the blog post: Eating Healthy Without Breaking the Bank: a (non-scientific) CAFB experiment – the child-friendly edition.

About the Texas Food Stamps Challenge
The Texas Food Bank Network and Capital Area Food Bank  challenge you to eat only using the ‘food stamps diet’ next week from October 25 – 29. But there’s a twist.  For the first three days, you can spend only $4.50 per day, the current daily average allotment. For the last two days, you will be  challenged to spend only $3.70 per day in order to demonstrate the average effect of the proposed cuts.  Click here to learn more.


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