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Hunger Simulation

You Are: Jaqueline Washington

    Day 1

    My Plate

    This indicates how many servings of each food category you need to buy today in order to adequately feed your family today and maintain a healthy diet.

    Servings of Dairy – 8Servings of Protein – 13
    Servings of Fruit – 5Servings of Vegetables – 5
    Servings of Grains – 15 

     

    Day 1

    • You are a 65 year-old senior citizen living on your Social Security and some pension. You are healthy, active, and drive your own car. You recently became the guardian of your daughter’s two children (ages 8 and 9) and are now responsible for providing for these children. You do receive kinship assistance from the government for taking care of these children. This, when combined with your income, is adequate for providing food and other needs for your grandchildren.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 8 & 9
    • Monthly Income – $1,900/month
    • Money for Food Today – $20
    • Extra Resources – Transportation (a car), Identification Card
    Day 2

    My Plate

    This indicates how many servings of each food category you need to buy today in order to adequately feed your family today and maintain a healthy diet.

    Servings of Dairy – 10Servings of Protein – 15
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 18

     

    Day 2

    • Your drug-addicted son steals your purse and leaves you his 4 year-old son. Almost out of money, you realize that you need to seek out additional forms of government assistance to help prevent your grandchildren from going hungry.
    • Ages of Children 4, 8, & 9
    • Monthly income $1900
    • Money for Food Today $0
    • Extra Resources: None

     

    Day 3

    My Plate 

    This indicates how many servings of each food category you need to buy today in order to adequately feed your family today and maintain a healthy diet.

    Servings of Dairy – 10Servings of Protein – 15
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 18 

     

    Day 3

    • Good News! You are granted kinship for your 4-year-old grandson, which means that you receive monetary assistance from the government for serving as his guardian. Because of this increase in monthly income, you are no longer eligible for FoodShare. However, you are still eligible for WIC and have $20 today for food.
    • Ages of Children 4, 8, & 9
    • Monthly income $2,575
    • Money for Food Today $20
    • Extra Resources: None

     

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