Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: May & Fue Vang

    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.

    Note: Your children are not in school today, and therfore not recieving lunch at school, so your nutritional needs are higher today.

    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) and an 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 – 13Servings of Protein – 22
    Servings of Fruit – 8Servings of Vegetables – 10
    Servings of Grains – 26

     

    Day 2

    • On your way to work this morning your car breaks down. Because you depend on your vehicle to take you to work each day, you need to spend most of your money this month on repairing you car. This repair takes several days, which means that you will have to do your grocery shopping at stores you can walk to.
    • Household Size – 5
    • Ages of Children – 2, 5, & 7
    • Monthly income $3,200
    • Money for food today $12
    • 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 – 18
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 8
    Servings of Grains – 20

     

    Day 3

    • Congratulations! You are the parents of a brand new baby! Things are going well -your car is working again and you are bringing the new baby home today. Unfortunately, you weren’t prepared for the hospital bill to be so high. This bill, combined with the costs of an additional child in your home, nearly depletes your cash for the month. Talking with your spouse, you realize that you may not have enough money to provide food today and later this month.
    • Today You Must Get Infant Formula or Breast Pump
    • Household Size – 6
    • Ages of Children – 1, 2, 5 & 7
    • Monthly income – $3,2000
    • Money for food today – $5
    • Extra Resources – Transportation Card

     

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