The “junk food defense”, or “Twinkie defense”, is an actual defense used by Dan White, the California supervisor who murdered Harvey Milk. For those not familiar, White’s case stood on the fact that he’d had so much junk food in advance of the murder (which also included the killing of then-Mayor George Moscone), he was … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: The Junk Food Defense
This week’s grand total: $26.12 In week 2, I had the benefit of being able to build upon the meager remains of week 1. I bought wisely enough that many items ran out right when they should have. And what was left, I plan on making good use of in week 2.Below you’ll find listings … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Crunching Week 2 Numbers
To your left, you’ll find Julius Rock, the fictionalized version of Chris Rock’s father portrayed on Everybody Hates Chris. The hallmarks of his existence that Chris chose to carry through to the show include a fear of rabbits, gout and, most openly, his thrift. Julius constantly goes around the house noting waste, complaining about “36 … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Seeing Dollars and Cents as Dinners and Snacks
Our training days never do end up this intense… Training season is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love going to work with different groups, designing engaging training sessions for their specific needs, and seeing what they get from it and how they choose to implement what they learn. My first session of 2013 … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Sharing SNAP with Students
Relax, kids: it hasn’t gotten this serious. Yet. I’m learning as I continue through this challenge that loopholes could, but don’t necessarily, have to abound. I wrote earlier in the week about food being provided to me, but not bought for me. I stand by the decision I made there. However, I realized there is … Continue reading #SNAPChallenge2013: The Dilemma of "Found Food"
Could one of these students be in need of food assistance? Would you know? Historically, college campuses and the educational experience associated with them was a privilege only given to the affluent, or those with the resources to afford the considerable cost. But with strides in access have come students for whom college is more … Continue reading #SNAPChallenge2013: Food Insecurity On Your Campus? Probably.
Nothing so fancy, but definitely as welcome. A former graduate supervisor of mine found a book about student affairs written shortly after the turn of the century (I want to say 1909?) that discussed successful ways to lure students to events on campus. Even then, food was the most popular and foolproof method. I assure … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Dining with the DSA
A graphic, provided by No Kid Hungry, illustrating educational perils of hunger. Week 2 already? 2013 is flying by, as is this challenge, believe it or not. While I’ve posted a good amount about how I’m doing, a friend reminded me today that I’m saying less about how I’m feeling. Thank you for that 🙂 … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Stomach Sounds and Shaking It Up!
I’m not one to make resolutions, as I think they’re unrealistic and difficult to keep. But I did have one hope for myself for the coming year: to cut down on my sugar intake. For an otherwise healthy eater, I eat what is comparatively a considerable amount of sugar. And given that diabetes is a … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Sugarlows
After a late start and harried day of apartment hunting, I came to the realization that I may not have enough prepared food to make it through the rest of the first week. But I strategized while I was out about how to create a culinary mash-up to get me through to Tuesday and the … Continue reading #SNAPchallenge2013: Transformers (Meals in Disguise)