My Organic Food Stamp Challenge – Is It Possible?

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 - 3:57pm

When I heard about former Newark mayor (now Senator) Cory Booker’s one week Food Stamp Challenge on the Sunday Morning Show several years ago, I was intrigued. As a bone health and nutrition coach, I wondered whether I could not just survive but eat well on SNAP Benefits (USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families). When I say eat well I mean eating fresh, unprocessed, organic, non-GMO food. Now that’s a challenge!

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Mayor Cory Booker: My Organic Food Stamp Challenge

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 - 11:56am

When I heard about Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s (now Senator) one week Food Stamp Challenge on the Sunday Morning Show, I was intrigued.  As a bone health and nutrition coach, I wondered whether you could not just survive but eat well on food stamps.

When I say eat well, I mean eating fresh, unprocessed, organic, non-GMO food.  Now that’s a challenge!

With my friend Vicki, we set a goal to eat well on a budget of $4.40 per person, per day — the same “per day” budget Mayor Booker used.

Food budget:

Daily: $4.40 per day, per person

Weekly: $30.80 per person, $61.60 combined/per week.

What We Ate

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