It’s very comforting to think we’ll be able to solve America’s nutrition crisis by building more grocery stores in low-income neighborhoods and educating low-income families on how to cook healthy, nutritious meals.

But the unfortunate truth is that more grocery stores and nutrition education (while helpful to some people) doesn’t address the larger problem — which is that eating is expensive.

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of low-income families is increasing. The report defines low-income working families as “those earning less than twice the federal poverty line.”

In 2011, the low-income threshold for a family of four with two children was $45,622. If you estimate rent at $1000/month, which is quite low for a family of four, that leaves about $33,000 for health care, transportation costs, clothing, and groceries for four people. That’s $687.50 per person per month for every single expense except rent.

Let’s do some more math.

Gala apples are among the cheapest fruit nationally. The USDA lists them at $1.16 a pound at the time I’m writing this article. There are about three apples to a pound, so if you wanted to buy your two kids an apple for each day of the week, you would spend $5.80 just on an afternoon snack for your kids. And let’s keep in mind that apples are relatively low-calorie, which means they aren’t very filling.

Six bucks doesn’t seem like much to someone with a middle class salary, but when you’re working with a weekly budget of under $700 per week for everything you need, including car repairs, gas money, winter clothing for constantly growing children, toilet paper, laundry detergent, electric bills… $5.80 starts to look pretty hefty for a snack that won’t even satisfy.

“I look at this list and can’t help but wonder how she’s supposed to do it. If $11 of apples equals two snacks, but $3 in Ramen will feed her entire family for dinner, how can she possibly pick apples with her limited food stamp budget?” McClay wonders.“And how will she ever afford to fill half of every mealtime plate with fruits and veggies, the amount recommended by the same government that issued her food stamps?”

It’s a good question.

The US government heavily subsidizes some foods, such as corn and soybeans. The result is that processed foods that are heavy in these ingredients end up being cheaper than fresh produce, which is not as heavily subsidized, if it is at all.

There is a serious disconnect between what we should be eating to stay healthy, and what the economic reality is.

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lesradicalfeminisms:

tumbling-torterra:

a-strawbarry:

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes it is.

so is the male body
it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website


OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.

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The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.

shamelesslyunladylike:

lesradicalfeminisms:

tumbling-torterra:

a-strawbarry:

houseofheavy:

etspiritusvitae:

the female body is hardcore as fuck. 

Yes it is.

so is the male body

it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website

OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.

*~*~follow for more fragile male ego~*~*

The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.

The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (x)

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spyderqueen:

misandrwitch:

Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out

One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.

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boocollecter:

spoopy-sherlock:

giraffesandtheclap:

gsfsoul:

That looks like the “gods” are having a rave in the clouds

all hail the glow cloud

all hail the glow cloud


All hail the glow cloud

boocollecter:

spoopy-sherlock:

giraffesandtheclap:

gsfsoul:

That looks like the “gods” are having a rave in the clouds

all hail the glow cloud

all hail the glow cloud

All hail the glow cloud

onadogtrekinperth:

Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Snape but it was Quirrel
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Draco but it was Ginny
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was was Sirius but it was Wormtail
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Karkaroff but it was Moody/Crouch Jr
Harry Potter and the Year everyone knew it was that B*tch Umbridge
Harry Potter and the year it actually did turn out to be Snape
Harry Potter and the Year it turned out to be Harry all along

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discoverynews:

King Tut Re-Creation Presents a Shocking Image

Tutankhamun’s beautiful golden mask, the embodiment of a man secure in his power, has been flattering the pharaoh for many centuries, according to the most detailed image yet of the teenage king’s face and body.

In the flesh, King Tut had a club foot, a pronounced overbite and girlish hips, says a “virtual autopsy” built using more than 2,000 computerized tomography (CT) scans of the pharaoh’s body. Learn more

spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.
spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.
spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.
spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.
spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.
spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.

spacedbitch:

rameysaurus:

nevver:

Do it yourself doodler

I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT

I love these. And I love how she’s in a really blatant sex position but artists are like look at this art genre I can do and be super creative. It’s so cool. I wish I could draw.

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gloomymoth:

becausebirds:

I met this albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.

gloomymoth:

becausebirds:

I met this albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.

Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.

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archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys." archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys." archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys." archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys." archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys." archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys." archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects
"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys."

archatlas:

playLAND Portugal LIKEarchitects

"playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that make a human scale lego out of beach buoys."

tastefullyoffensive:

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tastefullyoffensive:

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tastefullyoffensive:

[jhallcomics]
tastefullyoffensive:

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