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Main Street Homesteader: A holiday meal on every table

...there are minimal barriers to feeding my family healthy meals on a daily basis. But when comparing my weekly family food budget to that of a family in Turkey, where they spend only 1 percent on prepared foods, and their table groans with fresh...
My Turn: Poverty and the criminal justice system

...these people? What does it mean for family to be, at say 200 percent of the poverty level? How does it affect the food budget and transportation? How do the children feel about it and how do they feel it? This newspaper has published previous...
Kmart delays closing date

...checks, and all sales are final. Checks from the federal Women, Infants and Children program, which supplements the food budgets of mothers and children in poverty, also are no longer accepted at the store. Christine Schmid can be reached at cschmid...
Summer programs helping keep Fairbanks youth fed with more nutritious fare

...surplus bread, fruits and vegetables between 3-4 p.m. daily at the Fairbanks Community Food Bank to supplement their food budget. The importance of the program can't be underestimated, say on-site program staff. "These kids are always hungry...
Secrets of a healthy diet for any budget

...ourselves on proper harvesting techniques that respect local ecosystems and subsistence regulations, we can supplement our food budget with these highly nutritious foods. The best way to start eating healthy for less is to try new things and make realistic...
Want Milk?

...gotta love genetics). So, because I try to buy organic, hormone-free stuff, a huge percentage of our weekly food budget goes to many forms of milk. For a family with no milk allergies or lactose intolerance, reducing our dairy intake...
SNAP benefits assist with gardening in Southeast

...Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may choose to use those benefits to help stretch their food budget this summer by growing nutritious vegetables and culinary herbs. One recipient, who has already purchased seeds and...
Big Mother is watching

...brief chat about the lunches. NAKED turns out to be, of course, designer fruit juice. We agreed that, because the food budget is my bailiwick, I would limit the amount the account would pay each day for lunch. Within that, he gets to exercise...
Chewing the fat

...service, are prime contributors. Meanwhile, portion sizes are ballooning and Americans are spending nearly half their food budgets at restaurants. In New York City, which pioneered calorie disclosure on fast-food menus, a large majority of patrons...
Outside editorial: Food crisis

...U.S. Agency for International Development, which administers U.S. food aid, has accumulated a $120 million food budget deficit, which could grow to $200 million by the end of the fiscal year. Congress should swiftly approve the president's...


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