rapcat:

moosedeevita:

jayparkinsonmd:

THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
This is just plain wrong.
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this whole viewpoint comes from a point of deep privilege. A lot of americans can barely afford to feed their families, and the reality is that many of them lack transportation to go to a large grocery store with healthy options. So the statement about a bag of chips being cheaper IS true.  Often the only options in the area are gas station/convenience stores or fast food.   

Also, OP assumes that people always have the time, skill, and energy to not only go to a grocery store, but also cook meals at home. Even more well to do families don’t always have the time or skill to make a legit meal, guys. 

I hate when these little graphics only include the price for the portion of the ingredients that you’re using. Oil doesn’t cost 55 cents. Salt and pepper aren’t 5 cents. Bell peppers can be $3 a piece where I live. You can’t find a bag of rice for 50 cents. And a damn onion is not 37 cents.
Also, and maybe most importantly, NO PERSON WHO IS EATING OUT BECAUSE THEY’RE BROKE GETS A FULL MEAL (and if they do it isn’t any of your business). My boyfriend and I practically lived off of dollar burgers last summer. It took $2 to feed us a meal, and maybe one meal a day. It wasn’t fun. We weren’t doing it because we love Mc Donalds. We did it because we could ride there on our bikes and pay for it in change we stole from the school’s fountain.

rapcat:

moosedeevita:

jayparkinsonmd:

THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”

This is just plain wrong.

(via)

this whole viewpoint comes from a point of deep privilege. A lot of americans can barely afford to feed their families, and the reality is that many of them lack transportation to go to a large grocery store with healthy options. So the statement about a bag of chips being cheaper IS true.  Often the only options in the area are gas station/convenience stores or fast food.   

Also, OP assumes that people always have the time, skill, and energy to not only go to a grocery store, but also cook meals at home. Even more well to do families don’t always have the time or skill to make a legit meal, guys. 

I hate when these little graphics only include the price for the portion of the ingredients that you’re using. Oil doesn’t cost 55 cents. Salt and pepper aren’t 5 cents. Bell peppers can be $3 a piece where I live. You can’t find a bag of rice for 50 cents. And a damn onion is not 37 cents.

Also, and maybe most importantly, NO PERSON WHO IS EATING OUT BECAUSE THEY’RE BROKE GETS A FULL MEAL (and if they do it isn’t any of your business). My boyfriend and I practically lived off of dollar burgers last summer. It took $2 to feed us a meal, and maybe one meal a day. It wasn’t fun. We weren’t doing it because we love Mc Donalds. We did it because we could ride there on our bikes and pay for it in change we stole from the school’s fountain.

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@3 years ago with 3269 notes
#health #food #choices 
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tranzient:

sourcedumal:

karnythia:

masteradept:

heyfranhey:

nezua:

jayparkinsonmd:

Food stamps are now worth double at farmer’s markets in Michigan. Lovely. Congrats to the Fair Food Network for spearheading a pilot in Detroit, successfully executing, and then expanding the program to the entire state.

fantastico.

Wow!!!!

This has to be the smartest idea I have ever heard to promote healthy choices in food to low income homes.

This could make a huge difference for a lot of families since produce can be one of the most expensive parts of a grocery budget.

YES! This is awesome. I am really glad that they are doing this, and I want this to come to all the states! Wonderful initiative to eliminate food deserts.

it’s good if people can get to the markets, but if not then…
that must suck. 

I would cry true tears of joy if this spread to NC.

tranzient:

sourcedumal:

karnythia:

masteradept:

heyfranhey:

nezua:

jayparkinsonmd:

Food stamps are now worth double at farmer’s markets in Michigan. Lovely. Congrats to the Fair Food Network for spearheading a pilot in Detroit, successfully executing, and then expanding the program to the entire state.

fantastico.

Wow!!!!

This has to be the smartest idea I have ever heard to promote healthy choices in food to low income homes.

This could make a huge difference for a lot of families since produce can be one of the most expensive parts of a grocery budget.

YES! This is awesome. I am really glad that they are doing this, and I want this to come to all the states! Wonderful initiative to eliminate food deserts.

it’s good if people can get to the markets, but if not then…

that must suck. 

I would cry true tears of joy if this spread to NC.

@3 years ago with 934 notes
#Food availability #Fuck yeah! #food deserts #fucking gorgeous #food #news #food stamps #usa #michigan #detroit 
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Hongtu Zhang, Kimchi-Chanel, 1997
@3 years ago with 92 notes
#Korea #art #food #kimchi #pickle 
rapcat:

moosedeevita:

jayparkinsonmd:

THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper than a head of broccoli …” or “it’s more affordable to feed a family of four at McDonald’s than to cook a healthy meal for them at home.”
This is just plain wrong.
(via)

this whole viewpoint comes from a point of deep privilege. A lot of americans can barely afford to feed their families, and the reality is that many of them lack transportation to go to a large grocery store with healthy options. So the statement about a bag of chips being cheaper IS true.  Often the only options in the area are gas station/convenience stores or fast food.   

Also, OP assumes that people always have the time, skill, and energy to not only go to a grocery store, but also cook meals at home. Even more well to do families don’t always have the time or skill to make a legit meal, guys. 

I hate when these little graphics only include the price for the portion of the ingredients that you’re using. Oil doesn’t cost 55 cents. Salt and pepper aren’t 5 cents. Bell peppers can be $3 a piece where I live. You can’t find a bag of rice for 50 cents. And a damn onion is not 37 cents.
Also, and maybe most importantly, NO PERSON WHO IS EATING OUT BECAUSE THEY’RE BROKE GETS A FULL MEAL (and if they do it isn’t any of your business). My boyfriend and I practically lived off of dollar burgers last summer. It took $2 to feed us a meal, and maybe one meal a day. It wasn’t fun. We weren’t doing it because we love Mc Donalds. We did it because we could ride there on our bikes and pay for it in change we stole from the school’s fountain.
3 years ago
#health #food #choices 
tranzient:

sourcedumal:

karnythia:

masteradept:

heyfranhey:

nezua:

jayparkinsonmd:

Food stamps are now worth double at farmer’s markets in Michigan. Lovely. Congrats to the Fair Food Network for spearheading a pilot in Detroit, successfully executing, and then expanding the program to the entire state.

fantastico.

Wow!!!!

This has to be the smartest idea I have ever heard to promote healthy choices in food to low income homes.

This could make a huge difference for a lot of families since produce can be one of the most expensive parts of a grocery budget.

YES! This is awesome. I am really glad that they are doing this, and I want this to come to all the states! Wonderful initiative to eliminate food deserts.

it’s good if people can get to the markets, but if not then…
that must suck. 

I would cry true tears of joy if this spread to NC.
3 years ago
#Food availability #Fuck yeah! #food deserts #fucking gorgeous #food #news #food stamps #usa #michigan #detroit 
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Requested by brash-andhopeful
3 years ago
#Kiki's Delivery Service #Hayao Miyazaki #Studio Ghibli #food #gif #mine2 #request 
fuckyeahcondiments:

Hongtu Zhang, Kimchi-Chanel, 1997
3 years ago
#Korea #art #food #kimchi #pickle