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The Value of a Healthy Life

As I reflect on my own cultural values and biases, I realize that I am somewhat ethnocentric, however I certainly don’t believe that my beliefs are the only acceptable ones.  I think that everyone has their own unique set of … Continue reading

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Debate – Does SNAP need to change?

For an in-class debate, I am arguing against the idea to reform SNAP, however, in reality I beleive SNAP needs to be reformed.  The Food Stamp program has come a very long way since it began in the early 1940s with many … Continue reading

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The Gap

As of 2005, the FAO of the United Nations estimates that about 18% of the population world wide is severely undernourished.  One of the biggest differences between food insecurity in the United States vs. the entire globe is access to … Continue reading

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Food Insecurity…What to do…?

The growth of food insecurity over the past few decades has been caused by many confounding factors including a rapidly growing population, lack of education, unemployment, inflation and high interest rates and continuous degradation on the environment.  The effects of … Continue reading

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Living on $3/day for 5 days…

Part I: Planning   Before you begin the experience, reflect on how do you think it might feel (physically, emotionally, and mentally) to be food insecure?             To be food insecure would be very stressful.  In order to consume all … Continue reading

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Managing the Cleaning Ladies

While going to school I needed a part-time job that paid well.  I was hired as a cleaner for an independent contractor – we cleaned upper-end homes and offices.  After working for The Cleaning Ladies for a year, I was … Continue reading

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Nutrition Class for Kids

The best time for an individual to learn a new language is when they are very young.  As they grow up and are actively engaged in their languages, it becomes second nature.  I would like to use this same approach, … Continue reading

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