Please enjoy an article from a friend of and guest of our show, Brittany Smith, Nutritional Health Specialist
Thoughts on the conversation surrounding S.N.A.P. and healthy foods
Hello to you followers of Eric and Friends! I hope this week finds you well. My name is Brittany Smith. I work as a nutritionist in Greenville, and I gave some input on Eric’s recent podcast covering his experiment regarding healthy foods and how feasible it is for a family to stay within their budget for foods and actually be able to eat healthy nutritious foods. Sadly, as most know, many times the cheaper foods, or foods that have the longest shelf life, usually are not the most nutritious foods, for example: crackers, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, sodas, packaged cookies, chips, frozen dinners, juices and sweet drinks that are not 100% juice, candy bars, etc. They are typically higher in sodium, sugar, fat or preservatives. When you look at nutritious foods such as fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, meats that are not canned or boxed, 100% juice, snack foods that are made with no preservatives, or even freshly baked bread, you are buying these foods, knowing they will probably not be as cheap and they will not sit on your shelf/ refrigerator and keep as long. Let’s just face it. It’s not an ideal situation.
In the conversation revolving around the S.N.A.P. program and possible reform to where participants is S.N.A.P. will be limited to healthy foods, what seems like a simple answer may not be so simple. (more…)