Educate us all.......Please *****Edited....Wow you guys amaze me!!
So looking over these post I see so many of you ripping into others and obese kids. I understand some of you only call into question morbidly obese children others however call the slightest bit of extra weight fat.
So what us moms that have bigger kids want to know is WTH are you feeding your kids that you think my food is junk? Seriously in the pa/fs post almost all said educate. I'm giving you that chance to do so.
List what your dinner plans are for the rest of the week, & breakfast for the weekend.
Then tell us how much you spent at the grocery store last time and how long that will last.
Also how many are you feeding for this price.
Wow you guys are amazing! I love that some of you even bake your own bread or grind your own wheat & other things. Thats truly amazing. I don't know how you find the time to do all of it, but wow!
So I have learned alot from you all, Most 5-6 person families spend around 800-1000 a month on food. Thats alot of mulah girls! Im right there with ya, I was on a tight budget this week and still spent close to 200 for a week.
3-4 person families about 400-600 a month
1-2 person families 200-400 a month.
So wow, food is expensive. I'm proud of all you mommies, I didn't really see a problem with most of the menus. Seems like "typical" type meals for families. Course I am in no way a dietician and never claimed to be. LOL. Most of us are going to splurge here or there, and some of us all the time. I know I have learned alot. I can also see why fs families go with poorer choices, it would most definaltely be outta there budget range to eat all the fruits and veggies, cause I know in my rural area they aren't readily available all year, and in the summer transport make cost go way up. I really like that some of you go to farmers markets to get your food. Someone also said that you can use food stamps at them now. Thats really cool.
I know some of you will say this is incredible but up until two years ago, I had never even had an avacado, didn't know what it was. They just aren't brought here often. I wonder if anyone else has these type problems with buying their food? I'm sure I'm not the only one who lives rurally. Course in the summer we can have a garden, raise a beef, my dad raises chickens, so we got things like that we can, freeze or can. My mom and dad also have a bunch of trees when they do good we freeze apples, peaches, & pears.
But I gotta be honest with ya, I am one of those moms that gives her kids choices, bad and good. I read someone else did this to. But I got a snack rack in my pantry and fridge. They contain yogurt, cheese bites, fruit, carrots, tomatoes, apples, ect. and on the other, cheezits, crackers, little debbies, chips, pb. ect. My kids don't eat alot of the junk food, but we do got it and they are free to eat it. Most times however they would rather have a apple or banana, cause they are like fruit crazy round here.
I do think after hearing all of you we could really use that education on nutrition. I do think that it would improve most eating habits. I think it should be a requirement for fs, but I also think it should be free to anyone who wants to take it, or at low cost. My dd is a freshman in hs now and during their gym/health class it wasn't really a big thing. Health was more of a bother to most students dd said. And it wasn't taken as a "serious" class, it was mostly a "fun" class. I remember mine too, and it was the same way. We learned about some of the physical health, but not nutrition, and it was a joke class to most of us, cause everyone passed that class. I also took home ec. I'm not sure if that is still required, but we learned how to make one smoothie and how to make biscuits, thats honestly all I remember about the class other than basic learning skills. So yeah, govt should defintately look into this before they go messing with something they will have even more dificulties doing such as limitations ect.
My dad always said that women could fix the budget if some of them men would just listen, LOL. Maybe they should start reading cafemom! LOL!
I'm proud of you guys for working so hard on feeding your family well!!