Couple's Quest to Eat Healthy on a Food Stamp Budget
Jack Carey is going to be a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is an economics major interested in pursing a career in environmental economics. He writes for the CU Environmental Center blog site and lives in Costa Mesa, CA.
I attended a film screening of Food Stamped, a documentary that takes an in-depth look at the food system in our country, which many citizens find to be broken. The film follows an American couple on their quest to eat healthy and stay on a well-balanced diet while on a food stamp budget. Throughout the film, the filmmaker, Yoav Potash, and his wife, Shira, a nutrition specialist, travel the country discussing the problem amongst the company of U.S. government officials, nutritionists, food organizations and other folks living on a one-dollar-meal plan.