What’s it like to live on $35 worth of groceries for the week? We likely all have a budget in mind when we head to the store to buy our groceries, but for the nearly 47 million people who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, shopping on a tight budget is a reality of everyday life, and this is what the average person receives. So this September, for Hunger Action Month, when ABC7 Chicago asked me to take the SNAP Challenge to see if I could make balanced, nutritious meals on $35 for the week, I said yes.
SNAP Challenge kicks off with ABC7, dietician Kim Kirchherr. (wrap up video; site includes all three videos from the week’s challenge of living on $35
SNAP Challenge: Checking in with Kim Kirchherr | Video | abc7chicago.com.
SNAP Challenge kicks off with dietician Kim Kirchherr | Video | abc7chicago.com.
Social media provides a huge platform for education, interaction, brand awareness, and more. If you are a retail dietitian, social media needs to be on your radar. Even if your retailer and/or private brands have Twitter handles and a presence in the variety of social media sites, it’s important that you as a professional have your own handle to build your brand, help your target audience know who you are and what you stand for, and to interact with fellow professionals both in and out of the retail space. Here is some food for thought to consider if you haven’t already joined the conversation.
I originally wrote this for the RDBA newsletter in 2013 when I was on the Executive Committee as a founding member. The original URL/location is