When the federal government recently changed the health guidelines, many people were struck by the fact that for people struggling to make ends meet in today’s economy, it was just about impossible.
So, in order to see if the government is living up to their own standards, NewsChannel 15 asked a mother and a chef to see if they could feed a family of four healthy meals for a week with just $68.88, the average amount someone on food stamps receives from the government.
But even for families not on food stamps, such as families facing unemployment and foreclosure, the rising cost of food and dwindling resources make eating healthy and cheap a real challenge.
Beth Goff is a homeowner, a wife, and a mother who on an average week spends around $115 on groceries, trying to eat as healthy as possible.
Read more (news source): CarolinaLive.com, The Balancing Act: Feeding a family healthy meals on a food stamp budget , by Ryan Naquin