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Old 05-13-2019, 08:33 AM
 
Location: My House
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I often wonder what you folks are like at home...especially if you have kids.

Do you spend 40 minutes measuring out Cheerios on a scale to distribute to your family?

My kids don't eat Cheerios.

That's not my point. People buy junk food for 2 reasons: It's easy and it's cheap.

Maybe there's a "it tastes good" in there, but frankly, non-junk varieties of those foods tend to taste better.

So, if you're going to wipe out a lot of cheap food (there's a lot of junk in the grocery stores) it stands to reason you have to increase people's budgets. If all they can buy tends to be expensive, inconvenient to prepare, or both, it's a bit heartless not to give them enough to equal the AMOUNTS of food they had before the change.

I'd personally prefer to see them incentivize eating better foods by offering more money the less junk you buy.

So, if you use those dollars for junk, they're worth face value. If you use them for healthier options, you get a percentage credited back to your account to buy more food.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:35 AM
 
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A head of lettuce costs ~$1.25, A bag of potato chips costs more than twice that and wont last as long. Boneless chicken breasts are ~$1.80 a lb. It all depends on if someone is actually going to put an effort into eating healthy.

8 ounces of chicken, half a can of green beans and a salad. That's a large amount of healthy food for dinner and it cost me under $2. That includes me splurging on Paul Newman's Balsamic vinaigrette and not the generic brand.
In what world does a head of lettuce last longer than a large bag of chips? As in, which one is more filling for longer?

Iceberg lettuce has virtually no nutritional value. I hate to say it, but chips do.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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If the omnipotent State says a lemon is an orange...it's an orange...or else.



But seriously, no love for an army of FDA paper-pushers classifying/reclassifying food depending on 6 million variables?

Don't be so damn lazy!

Job creation!

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:57 AM
 
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My kids don't eat Cheerios.

That's not my point. People buy junk food for 2 reasons: It's easy and it's cheap.

Maybe there's a "it tastes good" in there, but frankly, non-junk varieties of those foods tend to taste better.

So, if you're going to wipe out a lot of cheap food (there's a lot of junk in the grocery stores) it stands to reason you have to increase people's budgets. If all they can buy tends to be expensive, inconvenient to prepare, or both, it's a bit heartless not to give them enough to equal the AMOUNTS of food they had before the change.

I'd personally prefer to see them incentivize eating better foods by offering more money the less junk you buy.

So, if you use those dollars for junk, they're worth face value. If you use them for healthier options, you get a percentage credited back to your account to buy more food.
Actually, it's not cheap. It's expensive. As I've said many times, a 13 ounce bag of chips costs $3.89 while a 1 pound bag of baby carrots costs $1.49.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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A head of lettuce costs ~$1.25, A bag of potato chips costs more than twice that and wont last as long. Boneless chicken breasts are ~$1.80 a lb. It all depends on if someone is actually going to put an effort into eating healthy.

8 ounces of chicken, half a can of green beans and a salad. That's a large amount of healthy food for dinner and it cost me under $2. That includes me splurging on Paul Newman's Balsamic vinaigrette and not the generic brand.
It's good that you are thrifty and weigh your chicken before you eat it, but you might want to rethink the iceberg lettuce it's mostly water and contains very little nutrition. Bottom line, you can eat whatever you want but you don't have the right to decide what other people should eat.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Actually, it's not cheap. It's expensive. As I've said many times, a 13 ounce bag of chips costs $3.89 while 2 one pound bags of baby carrots costs $2.98.
So what? Carrots are a good source of vitamin A but they have almost no protein.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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In what world does a head of lettuce last longer than a large bag of chips? As in, which one is more filling for longer?
The real world. Lettuce last much longer in that people don't sit on their behind and shovel lettuce into their mouth. I've never seen anyone continually eat a head of lettuce have you? How many times do you see people people continually eating out of that big bag of chips?

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Iceberg lettuce has virtually no nutritional value. I hate to say it, but chips do.
lol No Chips do not have nutritional value compared to lettuce unless you mean excess calories are a good thing. Why tons of people who eat potato chips are healthy and are not overweight right? I guess that's why doctors tell us to eat plenty of potato chips with our meals.

Lettuce is one example of many non junk foods that doesn't cost much and is much, much better to eat with a meal than potato chips.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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The real world. Lettuce last much longer in that people don't sit on their behind and shovel lettuce into their mouth. I've never seen anyone continually eat a head of lettuce have you? How many times do you see people people continually eating out of that big bag of chips?

lol No Chips do not have nutritional value compared to lettuce unless you mean excess calories are a good thing. Why tons of people who eat potato chips are healthy and are not overweight right? I guess that's why doctors tell us to eat plenty of potato chips with our meals.

Lettuce is one example of many non junk foods that doesn't cost much and is much, much better to eat with a meal than potato chips.
You can't survive on iceberg lettuce any more than you can survive by just drinking water. And I have NEVER had a doctor tell me to eat plenty of iceberg lettuce with my meals. Maybe you and IC should get together and see how long you two can live on a diet of iceberg lettuce and baby carrots?
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Texas
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It's good that you are thrifty and weigh your chicken before you eat it,
Not into the weighing out what I eat thing. A 5 pound package of chicken breasts has 5 or 6 pieces.

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but you might want to rethink the iceberg lettuce it's mostly water and contains very little nutrition.
lol I'm not eating just salad or living off of it so I don't care about the nutritional value. It's healthy enough to eat and filling. Plus why do you and the other poster think that people don't put anything like black olives (dirt cheap), or an egg (dirt cheap) or a roma tomato (inexpensive)in their salad.

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Bottom line, you can eat whatever you want but you don't have the right to decide what other people should eat.
But government has the right to take my money and decide who to give it too?

People eat junk food because it tastes good.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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You can't survive on iceberg lettuce any more than you can survive by just drinking water.
LMAO Don't be absurd. No one here but you is saying to live off of lettuce. hahahahahaha

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And I have NEVER had a doctor tell me to eat plenty of iceberg lettuce with my meals.
Why sure. Doctors nerver tell people to eat fruits and vegetables. Make something else up.

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Maybe you and IC should get together and see how long you two can live on a diet of iceberg lettuce and baby carrots?
Maybe you should tell the truth and not make things up? THAT would be something.

Triggered much?
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