Virtual Food For Today

Hunger Simulation

You Are: Shanice Collins

    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 – 8 Servings of Protein – 12
    Servings of Fruit – 5 Servings of Vegetables – 6
    Servings of Grains – 17

     

    Day 1

    • You are a 26-year-old single mother of two. As a client coordinator for the local hospital, the pay is better than minimum wage. But for a family of three living on $14/hour, you still need assistance to make ends meet (your yearly salary is less than $25,000). Your 6-year-old receives free breakfast and lunch at school, but summer vacation is starting in two days so you’re concerned about how you are going to feed your family over the summer on such a tight budget. And it’s time to start thinking about what you will do for child care for your daughter this summer. The transmission on your vehicle went out so you will need to take the bus until your car can get fixed.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 3 months & 6
    • Monthly Income – $560/month
    • $ for Food Today – $15
    • 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 – 17

     

    Day 2

    • You have just discovered that you are unable to breastfeed your daughter because the migraine medicine you need to be taking is not breastfeeding safe. You will need to obtain formula, but are concerned about the cost. You remember someone mentioning WIC – it might be worth checking out to see how they can help. You were able to get your transmission repaired but that money came from your food budget for the day so you may want to check to see if you receive FoodShare.
    • TODAY YOU MUST GET INFANT FORMULA.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 3 months  & 6
    • Monthly Income – $560/month
    • $ for Food Today – $7
    • 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 – 11 Servings of Protein – 18
    Servings of Fruit – 6 Servings of Vegetables – 8
    Servings of Grains – 22

     

    Day 3

    • School has let out for the summer and you were able to enroll your son at the local Boys and Girls Club where breakfast, lunch, and late afternoon supper will be included in his care for the day. Which was needed because you had to apply more food dollars to the repayment of your transmission.
    • Household Size – 3
    • Children Ages 3 months  & 6
    • Monthly Income – $560/month
    • $ for Food Today – $5
    • Extra Resources – Transportation Card

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