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"On a Dollar a Day: One Couple’s Unlikely Adventures in Eating in America"

by Patt Morrison

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How do millions of people worldwide feel having to eat meals with only a dollar a day? Two high-school teachers decided to do it for a month and see if they could survive. They ate on the $4.13-per-day allotment for food stamp recipients, exploring whether or not you can have a healthy diet following the USDA’s “Thrifty Food Plan.” Their experiments started as a mere way to save money but led them to discover a lot about the American food industry, the issue of hunger, and why 36 million Americans have limited food options, even during a national obesity epidemic. Patt talks to Kerri Leonard and Christopher Greenslate about their book and what they learned about food and money.

Guests:

Christopher Greenslate, co-author of "On a Dollar a Day"

Michael Flood, executive director of the LA Regional Food Bank

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