I hadn't inteded for this blog to be dedicated to coupons, grocery shopping and saving money. But, it seems that is what is happening.
This week I happened upon a video of a young couple in California who tried living on $1 a day for a month. Because I spend about $6 a day to feed my family of six it peaked my interest. I started reading their blog and some other sites and found some interesting information.
Did you know that most Americans spend at least $10 a day per person on food? Wow, I was shocked. Did you know that families on welfare/food stamps receive, on average, $3 per day/person for food?
In 2007, Congressman Chris Van Hollen from Maryland took the Food Stamp Challenge and said, " . . . it is difficult, if not impossible, to eat a balanced diet on $21, especially fresh fruits and vegetables."
I disagree. I've been doing better than that for a long time. We eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat and are quite healthy.
How much do you spend a day? Is your diet healthy? Is $3 a day too little for those on food stamps? too much? Are you interested in taking the Food Stamp Challenge?