Another thing I love about my friend Sarah is her constant desire to learn more about the world. She always browses the New York Times online (something I need to be better about doing) and sends me interesting articles and editorials. We have a lot of shared interests, since we were both Human Services (non-profit management) majors; one of these shared interests is sustainable food systems and the consequences that it has on health, the economy, poverty, etc. She sent me this article about a ban on using food stamps to buy soda, which was a topic we often debated back in school.

In relation to this specific article, I can see the merits of both sides. Well I agree that the poor should not be stigmatized, we do have to keep in mind that the resources (i.e. food stamps) that we provide should be put to the best use possible to ensure that more of

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  3. Great post! I love the idea of programs that reward healthier eating instead of just penalizing unhealthy eating (although I think it’s dumb that people can use food stamps for soda). I didn’t know about the DC farmer’s market program, though we’ve talked about similar programs in class. Very cool!

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