Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Norma Gray

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

     

    Day 1

    • You are a 65yr 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 guardian of your daughter’s two children (ages 8 & 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 you 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 – 10Servings of Protein – 15
    Servings of Fruit – 6Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 18

     

    Day 2

    • Your son is in drug rehabilitation and you have become the guardian of his 4 year-old son. Because you now have three children living in your home, it becomes tougher to pay all of your bills and still have your money left to purchase food. 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 – $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 – 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 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.o Good News! You are granted kinship for your 4 year old grandson, which means that 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.
    • Ages of Children 4, 8, & 9
    • Monthly income $2,575
    • Money for food today $20
    • Extra Resouces – None

     

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