Does Your Food Budget Dictate Your Nutrition?


A few weeks back two women who I really respect were having a discussion about making healthy food choices.  As far as I know, they are both stay-at-home moms trying to support their families on one salary. One was raised in a single parent home and one was a single mom herself not too long ago.  I tell you all this just to say that both of these women have had unique life experiences.  Their discussion centered around whether you could be poor and still eat healthy food, or if being poor meant that you could not afford to eat healthy. Obviously, they both had different opinions.

Both acknowledged it was difficult, but they differed on how possible it was to not have money and still eat healthy.

Then today, I came up upon this article saying that healthy food is a privilege of the rich. it’s not what GED students as myself what to hear! I saved some money because I followed free online classes that were very for my GED prep, but I am far from being rich!

And it made me think of their discussion all over again. Are those who have a lower socio-economic level destined to not be able access healthy nutrition?

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