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  • Day 6 #2 — Christi

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    Day 6: the second to last day of my Challenge. I learned that I don’t mind oatmeal with honey, and I might just carry that practice beyond the Challenge. However, I am ready for fruit and vegetables! I haven’t had a lot of energy, and …

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  • Day 5 #2 — Christi

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    When I made it to the kitchen this Monday morning, I really wanted to skip the remaining 3 days of the Challenge and have a cup of coffee. Instead, I made my oatmeal and had a warm cup of water. I brought the remaining tuna …

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  • Day 7 – Lisa

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    Sunday was my final day of the SNAP Challenge.  I ate a hard boiled egg for breakfast, and snacked during the morning on a few of the remaining chocolate animal crackers.  Lunch was peanut butter on wheat bread, with the end of the Chex mix, …

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  • Day 5, 6 & 7 — Christi

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    Day 5 of the Challenge fell on the day I needed to do all the last minute shopping for my parent’s anniversary party. I already gave myself a pass for the day of the actual party, and planned to extend my Challenge through Monday. Day …

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  • Day 6- Lisa

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    This week has truly changed my perspective about hunger in the United States.  In my role as a public health dietitian, I often educate low-income individuals on the importance of eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.  Until this week, I never truly understood the struggle that …

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  • Day 4 — Christi

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    The meal I’ve been waiting for: tuna noodle casserole with peas! As I cooked the casserole, I ate one of the cans of tuna I bought for the casserole. I was just plain hungry! I made enough so I could have it for 3 lunches, …

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  • SNAP Challenge – Sandy

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    Wow! What an experience. I had completed a total of four days on the SNAP Challenge before I basically ran out of food. The SNAP Challenge was not only an eye opener for me, but also for my family, co-workers, friends and church friends. It …

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  • Day 5- Lisa

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    Friday was a tough day.  Although I was thrilled to spend the morning with my daughter on a field trip to the Grand Rapids Downtown Indoor Market, it was hard seeing and smelling all of the fantastic local food and knowing I couldn’t afford it.  …

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  • Day 4- Lisa

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    Today got me to the half way point.  Yes, I am counting down the days until I am done with the SNAP Challenge.  Every time I catch myself doing this, I have to remind myself that many people struggle with hunger for years. I actually …

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  • Day 3- Lisa

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    Tuesday was challenging.  I attended a meeting in the morning where most people were enjoying fresh fruit, rolls, breads, coffee and juice.  The plain oatmeal and hard boiled egg I had eaten for breakfast seemed boring in comparison.  Lunch, again today, was peanut butter on …

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