Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Ricky Riley

    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 – 5 Servings of Protein – 8
    Servings of Fruit – 3 Servings of Vegetables – 4
    Servings of Grains – 10

     

    Day 1

    • You are a divorced single parent working full time as an aide at a nursing home and feel lucky to have a job that pays you $10.00 per hour. You also receive $400/month in child support from your ex-wife. You are able to pay your bills but are living paycheck to paycheck, and food money is frequently tight. Compounding your grocery shopping challenge, your daughter is allergic to wheat & dairy products.
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET SOY MILK AND GLUTEN-FREE BREAD.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 3 & 5
    • Monthly Income – $2,000/month
    • Money for Food Today – $12
    • Extra Resources – Transportation Card, 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 – 8 Servings of Protein – 12
    Servings of Fruit – 5 Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 15

     

    Day 2

    • The nursing home has cut you back to 24 hours of work per week for reasons that no one explains to you. The loss of income hurts, and now you are really struggling to feed your family. If you haven’t already, you’ve decided you need to apply for FoodShare.
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET SOY MILK AND GLUTEN-FREE BREAD.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 3 & 5
    • Monthly Income – $1,360/month
    • Money for Food Today – $6
    • 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 – 8 Servings of Protein – 12
    Servings of Fruit – 5 Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 15

     

    Day 3

    • The good news is that you are getting more hours at work because you volunteer to pick up extra shifts at night. The bad news is that your ex-wife has lost her job and has stopped making child support payments. Your bills have overwhelmed what little money you had left and payday is over a week away. What will you do to feed your children tonight? Have you considered WIC?
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET SOY MILK AND GLUTEN-FREE BREAD.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 3 &  5
    • Monthly Income – $1,280/month
    • Money for Food Today – $2
    • Extra Resources – None

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