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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
here is one I bet you never heard of and it is good too.

Stewed tomato gravy on toast.

Can stewed tomatoes, place in skillet, salt and pepper, and white sauce

serve on toast, has a wonderful flavor.
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Sounds great!! I will try it myself. Can of tomatoes @ daWalmarts $.68/can. Loaf of bread <$2.00

Nota bad way to stretch a buck
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Is this is what supposed to happened in U.S. :(

Hunger is becoming a reality for one in ten families who are skipping meals or relying on charity and hand-outs, a study said yesterday.

In some cases, mothers are putting their health at risk by eating only every other day to make sure their children do not go hungry.

Some nine per cent of people have sometimes skipped meals, gone without to feed their children or relied on friends, family or charity for food in the past 12 months, according to a study backed by Tesco.
Source: [link to newsdoors.blogspot.com]
 Quoting: thadus


I do have a little problem with the article - it appears they are stretching the facts to make it appear worse than it is. First, they say 10% are skipping meals - and then they say 9% have "sometimes" skipped meals. Well heck, I would sometimes skip a meal when my kids were little if there wasn't quite enough to feed them and me lunch (like canned soup or if we ran out of sandwich meat or something) but that didn't mean I didn't have a freezer and pantry full of food.

I get a little sarcastic about this subject because I work in a poor area in rural Georgia. These kids get free breakfast and free lunch with each meal consisting of about 1000 calories. I also don't know one of those families on assistance who is growing a garden - too much effort for them. They would rather have somebody give it to them for free. I mean - they can't even plant a friggin' apple tree? But like the other poster mentioned, they all have cell phones, cars, and nice clothes.

The ones I know who are actually hungry aren't the ones on assistance but the ones who are working at low-paying jobs and are just above the income limit to qualify for Food Stamps. They are the ones with the ragged clothes and the cars that are falling apart. The others? They are merely gaming the system and trying to make everyone else feel guilty for their misfortune so that we give them even more stuff.
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Is this is what supposed to happened in U.S. :(

Hunger is becoming a reality for one in ten families who are skipping meals or relying on charity and hand-outs, a study said yesterday.

In some cases, mothers are putting their health at risk by eating only every other day to make sure their children do not go hungry.

Some nine per cent of people have sometimes skipped meals, gone without to feed their children or relied on friends, family or charity for food in the past 12 months, according to a study backed by Tesco.
Source: [link to newsdoors.blogspot.com]
 Quoting: thadus


I do have a little problem with the article - it appears they are stretching the facts to make it appear worse than it is. First, they say 10% are skipping meals - and then they say 9% have "sometimes" skipped meals. Well heck, I would sometimes skip a meal when my kids were little if there wasn't quite enough to feed them and me lunch (like canned soup or if we ran out of sandwich meat or something) but that didn't mean I didn't have a freezer and pantry full of food.

I get a little sarcastic about this subject because I work in a poor area in rural Georgia. These kids get free breakfast and free lunch with each meal consisting of about 1000 calories. I also don't know one of those families on assistance who is growing a garden - too much effort for them. They would rather have somebody give it to them for free. I mean - they can't even plant a friggin' apple tree? But like the other poster mentioned, they all have cell phones, cars, and nice clothes.

The ones I know who are actually hungry aren't the ones on assistance but the ones who are working at low-paying jobs and are just above the income limit to qualify for Food Stamps. They are the ones with the ragged clothes and the cars that are falling apart. The others? They are merely gaming the system and trying to make everyone else feel guilty for their misfortune so that we give them even more stuff.
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Rural GA here too :) The school system is free breakfast/lunch for all students regardless of income.
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i worked allday didnt eat only made 7000 so far this year but i cant get foodstamps because i work 1/4 of that 7000 goes towards geting to work and taxes
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
It's like my dad has told me for years.."Taters and eggs are still cheap."

You can make so many different meals just from potatoes..being Irish, it's pretty much been handed down..there's really NO reason to starve when you can get a bag of potatoes.
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why would u have kids if u are poor, god damn americans are dumb
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why would u have kids if u are poor, god damn americans are dumb
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Because they can't afford condoms/birth control?
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Now *that* is some bullshit.
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
How many of those parents have flat screen tvs, Direct TV, high speed Internet, a couple of pets and other luxuries?
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Moreover, how many of those parents also are overweight?

When obesity remains the most noticeable physical condition of most people in today's times, regardless of their income, cutting back on eating may be long overdue.
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
it´s so sad!
more and more people who have lost their jobs are getting
very very poor. same here in germany!

every animal in zoo´s
every prisoner in jail

have a better live than people who have lost their jobs!

in germany are more and more people get turned off their
gas and electricity because they can´t pay the bills and
the prices are very very high and getting higher.

if you need psychological help, because of your living
situation, depression etc.... you have to wait 6-12 month.
a prisoner always gets psychological help!
prisoners have warm room´s, electricity, food, water, medical
help, they can work and earn money and even study!

as a long-term unemployed in germany, you are not allowed
to earn more than 100 Euro´s! if you earn more, you have
to give the money to authoriy/job center!

that´s not fair, that is a disaster!
in spain and greece it is even much worse than here!

so, you are better a prisoner or an animal on this planet
than a human beeing that lost it´s job and gets social welfare.
this is a fucking unhuman slave planet!
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Forward!!
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
Been there, done it, lately.

But, hey..I lost weight! :)

We seriously are struggling, but I manage to make meals pretty cheaply.

Yesterday, I made a HUGE pot of homemade chicken and dumplings for around ten dollars. The chicken was 7 dollars, and I used a stick of butter, milk and flour (of course, my secret blend of herbs and spices) for the dumplings..it was delicious and lasted two days.

I know its very hard, these days, but we all have to learn to go back to home cooked meals. No fast food or take away meals. We have to learn to live like our grandparents did.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


I wish we others could learn to live like our grandparents did but that world is GONE.

Maybe some of us don't want to eat GMO, subsidized (McDonald's) and other filler foods (like Taco Bell with wood pulp in it). Maybe we actually give a damn to eat healthier choices at a higher cost and allocate our money towards that end, with "health is wealth" as a mantra we live by, as well as "television will rot your brain" so that we put out money towards food instead of cable tv.

So eat your "cheap meals", your hamburger helper and whatever else you are preparing at home, but this economy and world is shot until we make for a real change (read revolution).
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why would u have kids if u are poor, god damn americans are dumb
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Because they can't afford condoms/birth control?
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...Aussie mentality...? Would you like to compare the cost of raising a child to the age of 18-21...& the cost of using a condom....? lolatu
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Been there, done it, lately.

But, hey..I lost weight! :)

We seriously are struggling, but I manage to make meals pretty cheaply.

Yesterday, I made a HUGE pot of homemade chicken and dumplings for around ten dollars. The chicken was 7 dollars, and I used a stick of butter, milk and flour (of course, my secret blend of herbs and spices) for the dumplings..it was delicious and lasted two days.

I know its very hard, these days, but we all have to learn to go back to home cooked meals. No fast food or take away meals. We have to learn to live like our grandparents did.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


I wish we others could learn to live like our grandparents did but that world is GONE.

Maybe some of us don't want to eat GMO, subsidized (McDonald's) and other filler foods (like Taco Bell with wood pulp in it). Maybe we actually give a damn to eat healthier choices at a higher cost and allocate our money towards that end, with "health is wealth" as a mantra we live by, as well as "television will rot your brain" so that we put out money towards food instead of cable tv.

So eat your "cheap meals", your hamburger helper and whatever else you are preparing at home, but this economy and world is shot until we make for a real change (read revolution).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27340364


I know that world is gone, luv, but we have to bring it back!

At least to our own little circle.

It's our job to teach the young-uns, and what better way to start teaching, than cooking? It's also fun to experiment with foods and spices, although sometimes the family doesnt appreciate a nasty combination..lol
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
It's like my dad has told me for years.."Taters and eggs are still cheap."

You can make so many different meals just from potatoes..being Irish, it's pretty much been handed down..there's really NO reason to starve when you can get a bag of potatoes.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


QFT

Then there's Neeps & Tatties pan cakes with Baked Apples. Turnips & rutabagas are usually inexpensive as is a bag of apples. Another goodie is carrots & parsnips fritters.

Sssssh, don't tell anyone...good old-fashioned lard makes the flakiest & most tender biskets, pie crusts & treats. It's most economical, too, as 1-Tblsp is all it takes as shortening. About 1-tsp works wonders for pan frying.

Oh my goodness, now I'm thinking about making a bowl of bread pudding LOL I have some leftover, two day old bread that's "perfect" for it. And, yes, that's homemade, gluten-free bread.

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Been there, done it, lately.

But, hey..I lost weight! :)

We seriously are struggling, but I manage to make meals pretty cheaply.

Yesterday, I made a HUGE pot of homemade chicken and dumplings for around ten dollars. The chicken was 7 dollars, and I used a stick of butter, milk and flour (of course, my secret blend of herbs and spices) for the dumplings..it was delicious and lasted two days.

I know its very hard, these days, but we all have to learn to go back to home cooked meals. No fast food or take away meals. We have to learn to live like our grandparents did.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


I wish we others could learn to live like our grandparents did but that world is GONE.

Maybe some of us don't want to eat GMO, subsidized (McDonald's) and other filler foods (like Taco Bell with wood pulp in it). Maybe we actually give a damn to eat healthier choices at a higher cost and allocate our money towards that end, with "health is wealth" as a mantra we live by, as well as "television will rot your brain" so that we put out money towards food instead of cable tv.

So eat your "cheap meals", your hamburger helper and whatever else you are preparing at home, but this economy and world is shot until we make for a real change (read revolution).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27340364


Since when is hamburger helper a cheap meal? Where did you get the messed up idea that home cooked food always means processed crap?

Real homecooked meals start from scratch. This means flour, butter, sugar, eggs, potatoes, rice, beans, fruits, vegetables, and meats. The basic ingredients are much cheaper then the crap hamburger helper.

It's even better and healthier when one cans, freezes, and dehydrates their own home grown produce and locally purchased foods.

You are condemning the wrong people and need to apologize.
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It's like my dad has told me for years.."Taters and eggs are still cheap."

You can make so many different meals just from potatoes..being Irish, it's pretty much been handed down..there's really NO reason to starve when you can get a bag of potatoes.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


QFT

Then there's Neeps & Tatties pan cakes with Baked Apples. Turnips & rutabagas are usually inexpensive as is a bag of apples. Another goodie is carrots & parsnips fritters.

Sssssh, don't tell anyone...good old-fashioned lard makes the flakiest & most tender biskets, pie crusts & treats. It's most economical, too, as 1-Tblsp is all it takes as shortening. About 1-tsp works wonders for pan frying.

Oh my goodness, now I'm thinking about making a bowl of bread pudding LOL I have some leftover, two day old bread that's "perfect" for it. And, yes, that's homemade, gluten-free bread.

Nothing goes to waste. It may go to waist, though! snogging
 Quoting: sTTsTTT


Ohhhh..you went and did it now!!!!

Looks like bread pudding for the family tonight! :)
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Been there, done it, lately.

But, hey..I lost weight! :)

We seriously are struggling, but I manage to make meals pretty cheaply.

Yesterday, I made a HUGE pot of homemade chicken and dumplings for around ten dollars. The chicken was 7 dollars, and I used a stick of butter, milk and flour (of course, my secret blend of herbs and spices) for the dumplings..it was delicious and lasted two days.

I know its very hard, these days, but we all have to learn to go back to home cooked meals. No fast food or take away meals. We have to learn to live like our grandparents did.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


I wish we others could learn to live like our grandparents did but that world is GONE.

Maybe some of us don't want to eat GMO, subsidized (McDonald's) and other filler foods (like Taco Bell with wood pulp in it). Maybe we actually give a damn to eat healthier choices at a higher cost and allocate our money towards that end, with "health is wealth" as a mantra we live by, as well as "television will rot your brain" so that we put out money towards food instead of cable tv.

So eat your "cheap meals", your hamburger helper and whatever else you are preparing at home, but this economy and world is shot until we make for a real change (read revolution).
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27340364


Since when is hamburger helper a cheap meal? Where did you get the messed up idea that home cooked food always means processed crap?

Real homecooked meals start from scratch. This means flour, butter, sugar, eggs, potatoes, rice, beans, fruits, vegetables, and meats. The basic ingredients are much cheaper then the crap hamburger helper.

It's even better and healthier when one cans, freezes, and dehydrates their own home grown produce and locally purchased foods.

You are condemning the wrong people and need to apologize.
 Quoting: samanthasunflower


So, true..made from scratch is SOO much better, and cheaper..and dont forget, it is made with love..lol :)
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
Is this is what supposed to happened in U.S. :(

Hunger is becoming a reality for one in ten families who are skipping meals or relying on charity and hand-outs, a study said yesterday.

In some cases, mothers are putting their health at risk by eating only every other day to make sure their children do not go hungry.

Some nine per cent of people have sometimes skipped meals, gone without to feed their children or relied on friends, family or charity for food in the past 12 months, according to a study backed by Tesco.
Source: [link to newsdoors.blogspot.com]
 Quoting: thadus


I do have a little problem with the article - it appears they are stretching the facts to make it appear worse than it is. First, they say 10% are skipping meals - and then they say 9% have "sometimes" skipped meals. Well heck, I would sometimes skip a meal when my kids were little if there wasn't quite enough to feed them and me lunch (like canned soup or if we ran out of sandwich meat or something) but that didn't mean I didn't have a freezer and pantry full of food.

I get a little sarcastic about this subject because I work in a poor area in rural Georgia. These kids get free breakfast and free lunch with each meal consisting of about 1000 calories. I also don't know one of those families on assistance who is growing a garden - too much effort for them. They would rather have somebody give it to them for free. I mean - they can't even plant a friggin' apple tree? But like the other poster mentioned, they all have cell phones, cars, and nice clothes.

The ones I know who are actually hungry aren't the ones on assistance but the ones who are working at low-paying jobs and are just above the income limit to qualify for Food Stamps. They are the ones with the ragged clothes and the cars that are falling apart. The others? They are merely gaming the system and trying to make everyone else feel guilty for their misfortune so that we give them even more stuff.
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Rural GA here too :) The school system is free breakfast/lunch for all students regardless of income.
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Booted and Suited, in my state it is not free lunch for all, but they may be thinking of it.
Supposedly to remove the "stigma" of getting free lunches, but when the majority do, there really is no stigma attached.

The irony is that a local elementary school is doing a fine job composting lunchroom scraps from student trays.
It is a good thing -
but of course, it is not for the students - the compost goes to a local scout troop for THEIR garden.

Can't teach them Home ec or survival gardens, nope!
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This is what parents should do. Though I have seen a few stuff their faces whilst the kids go hungry.
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Sad how so many of us are in the same position....

I am amazed at how, when push comes to shove, learning to eat cheap is not as difficult as many think. Making meals that will stretch as warm ups, like chicken and dumplings as one poster spoke about, is really key to keeping the food budget down.

My husband or I used to go to the grocery store almost daily, for things we misse during shopping or to satisfy a whim. That is a thing of the past, be we are surviving. Many of us were very spoiled and could eat in any manner we wanted. Now, we had to learn how to eat right, but cheap. For some it is really a shock and for other, like me, I realized how much we wasted and learned how to conserve.

There are times when I eat something like cereal while my child has the last of the leftovers from last nights dinner, but I'm surviving just fine. Here are some of my tips:

Many casseroles can be made meatless an are still nutritional.

Whole wheat pasta is not that much more expensive than white bleached pasta.

Soups in a bag are both nutritious and very inexpensive - add some potato rolls or the pillsbury type that you bake and it's a warm and feel good dinner.

Ramen noodles are fine for kids for a snack, but they are not good substitutes for a meal...their nutritional value is in the pits.

I don't take handouts from the government - period. I don't begrudge those who do, it is just my preference for myself. I won't fall into that trap and will continue to do for myself, through the survival skills I have learned over time.

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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
It's like my dad has told me for years.."Taters and eggs are still cheap."

You can make so many different meals just from potatoes..being Irish, it's pretty much been handed down..there's really NO reason to starve when you can get a bag of potatoes.
 Quoting: Hellcat Maggie


Yes... Amazing what you can make when you have those two staples and maybe a little cheese.
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No big deal, I think all parents go thru that, I have. Kids can also be picky, costly.
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most of america needs to skip more than one meal.
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Unfortunately the ones who could afford to skip a few probably arent the ones in dire need...
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they blow their $$ on smokes, booze and gambling, ran a food bank once - was not impressed by the clientele

One guy would show up with his two girlfriends all smoking cigarettes, would take tons of food.
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Don't be so judgemental my friend. If the extra girlfriend hadn't been taken, she would have gone hungry, and they were smoking cigarettes because they were nervous and to stave off hunger.
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This is the type of thing that happens when 47% of women in a recent study who give birth are unmarried. The family system has broken down and it is exceptionally difficult to be unemployed and a single parent if there is no other family to help out.

For example: Nearly 15 million children in the United States Ė 21% of all children Ė live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level Ė $22,350 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 44% of children live in low-income families. Most of these children have parents who work, but low wages and unstable employment leave their families struggling to make ends meet. Poverty can impede childrenís ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Poverty also can contribute to poor health and mental health. Risks are greatest for children who experience poverty when they are young and/or experience deep and persistent poverty. [link to www.nccp.org]

I think the greastest problem is also the cost of living being so high while the pay for many of these people who do work is so low. People don't know how to care for themselves where they raise their own food - even in pots inside sunny windows.

Rice for breakfast is a staple with many Asian families and ramen for lunch or dinner. Put an egg in the ramen and some green onions it's delicious along with being quite filling. On a more personal note, our daughter's staple is ramen, rice and earl grey tea. What can I say - she rarely eats anything else as this is the food that her friends eat. We would be lucky if she tastes the turkey for dinner tonight and forget about the rest of the meal as well.

There was also a recent article of how people going to food banks have increased 400%. One can just take a look at the increase in food stamps to see what a troubled nation this is where our own people can't provide for themselves due to lost job opportunities as the result of outsourcing of jobs to other nations along with significant increases in energy costs (fuel and electricity). This whole situation for these families is so sad and there doesn't seem a path ahead where things will improve for them.
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
For $10 at my local store I can get a 10 pound bag of potatoes, a small bag of rice, a small bag of beans, and a 4 pound container of pancake mix.



Pancakes, potato pancakes, plain rice, beans, rice and beans, baked potatoes, fried potatoes, etc.

Lots of healthy calories and this is enough to feed an adult for an entire week.

I really think we need to drop all the crap out of our educational system and teach people survival cooking.
 Quoting: samanthasunflower


I hate to say it, cause I ate that way for years too, but there's a reason why diabetes and obesity are epidemic in this country.

Sure survival is survival, but if it puts you in the hospital in the end, and shortens your life a couple of decades, is it really survival?

My old landlord used to say "If you don't spend it at the grocery store now, you'll just spend it at the hospital later"

For years I was super broke and overworked and I ate toast for breakfast, crackers or bagels for lunch, and tortillas or pasta for dinner - that combined with taking ibuprofen for my back which I'm sure was damaged by the poor nutrition, gave me a nice gluten sensitivity and I can't eat wheat or anything related to or derived from wheat at all, the consequences of doing so are severely painful.

If you get all your calories from starches like you outlined above, eventually you will trash your metabolism. If you buy all that cheap food and don't spend more than that on supplements to make up for what you're missing you'll get depression & other mental problems.

Anyone can eat like that when they're young and get away with it. For me at 50, even though I work a very physical job which is like going to the gym for hours the whole time I'm there, if I ate like that I would gain so much weight, my menopause problems would spiral out of control, and depression would hit me like a ton of bricks.
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
Gotta 'love' capitalism
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11/22/2012 10:21 AM
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Just get an EBT card.
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Fucking smart ass.
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11/22/2012 10:25 AM
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
Been there, done it, lately.

But, hey..I lost weight! :)

We seriously are struggling, but I manage to make meals pretty cheaply.

Yesterday, I made a HUGE pot of homemade chicken and dumplings for around ten dollars. The chicken was 7 dollars, and I used a stick of butter, milk and flour (of course, my secret blend of herbs and spices) for the dumplings..it was delicious and lasted two days.

I know its very hard, these days, but we all have to learn to go back to home cooked meals. No fast food or take away meals. We have to learn to live like our grandparents did.
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Done it here,too. No weight loss tho. Actually gained from using rice and pasta to fill up on one meal a day.

My luck, friggin starving and still gain weight.
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i found if i don't each much during the day(i mainly drink water) and eat in the evening i lose weight. that maybe an idea for those who want to lose weight.
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Re: Parents skipping meals so children donít go hungry as families struggle with longest cost of living squeeze in 60 years
I thought most of the public was educated to know how highly addictive nicotine is and smoking when nervous is the drug wearing off so they smoke to get their fix. Given the high cost of cigarettes due to taxation - someone in poverty who smokes rather then use that money to buy food is just in denial as to the real problem - their own unacknowledged addiction. For women, they can become addicted after just smoking two cigarettes. Doesn't take much to get hooked. And with cigarettes the fix is in after 7 seconds of the first inhalation. Only problem is that it begins to wear off after 20 minutes and the craving begins all over again.
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