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Food Stamped (2012)

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Food Stamped follows nutritionist Shira Potash and her documentary filmmaker husband Yoav as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with Members of Congress, food justice advocates, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system.

Shira Potash, Yoav Potash
Shira Potash, Yoav Potash

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OrionTek, posted on March 28, 2016

Excellent creatively produced documentary . . . Many Thanks !

We could ALL ask . . . Why are our governments so efficient at paying themselves & paying more attention to Lobby Supported Industries than Actually Looking After it's populations ? ? ?

It takes some looking around to SEE the answers to that Question . . .

Maybe it's time for more of us to hold our officials ACCOUNTABLE for their Management Directives . . . After All / They are being Well Paid !

The Kid's Farm director had the Right Idea in suggesting finding REPLACEMENTS for Food Program Directors that couldn't solve their Children's Nutritional Needs.

jmabin, posted on March 28, 2016

This was so timely, but a needed show of how living on foodstamps really plays out. Being on food stamps with three sons is no joke as a disabled mom, but films like this helps give hope and bring light, thanks.

robert.j.kilpatrick, posted on March 27, 2016

great documentary

robert.j.kilpatrick, posted on March 27, 2016

wow i cant believe how cheap food is in america.. try doing this in canada!! omg

risha.dave, posted on August 10, 2016

i was thinking the same thing! how the HECK did they even manage to get organic products for less than $5 an item? mind blowing...

clairebhavani, posted on March 26, 2016

I did the same in New Zealand as a health advisor for a mental health organisation. Same result. Its doable, but takes a lot of prep, and some nutritional inadequacies (fresh organic veg). The programs to encourage community and gardens, absolutely has to be a prime way to create the resources, and sense of belonging, that people are seeking :) Nice movie, thanks for making. !

maropap, posted on March 26, 2016

Great film documentary. Thanks for bringing to light the struggle of food on a budget.. I have to agree with you guys that it really does take effort to create meals and especially healthy meals on a budget..You guys rocked it and really showed that it can be done with creative effort and planning.. I know I take for granted the access to all the wonderful health food stores and local farmers markets around me and it really saddens me to know this is just not available in poverty areas..Education is key and you really shed light on this topic.

odiewoof, posted on March 25, 2016

I truly want to thank the creators of this video for making their sacrifice and for shedding light on so many subjects. I had no idea fresh produce was so hard to find in some communities and that the only choices some folks have is a corner store. I love the fact that Public Markets are cropping up in urban areas but it's sad to say that 4000 across the country is a low and sad number. Did I hear correctly that people can't purchase seeds with their food stamps (just keep the poor man down). I'm going to check out I'm on a tight budget but I'm going to find a food bank and make a donation.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on March 25, 2016

@ODIEWOOF, thank you for sharing how the documentary inspired you!

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