Before I was poor, seeing a family leaving a McDonald’s made me sad. I felt sorry for the children. Their meal would not only be lacking in what my family calls “growing food,” but what they were eating was actually bad for their health. Those parents must not know any better. Or maybe they don’t care? How awful.
If you had asked me three or four years ago about making soda and snack food off-limits for purchase with food stamps, I would have thought it a great idea. Compassionate, even. Let’s help the families who must not know much about nutrition and healthy eating make better choices. Taxpayers would be happier, too, knowing the money they invested in our country wasn’t being spent on empty calories but might be making a good and healthy difference in someone’s life. (read more here)