I Use My Food Stamps at the Health Food Store & the Shaming Needs to Stop

Susan S. Johnson

I was at a community gathering when I heard someone speak out in criticism of using food stamps—aka Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits—to buy healthful food. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the first time, and it won’t be the last.



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“My wife used to work at the health food store,” I overheard a police officer saying. “She used to tell me about all the people who used food stamps there.” His tone was dismissive; clearly, he did not consider that I or anyone else in the room might be a SNAP

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North Conway Area Real Estate New Hampshire

Susan S. Johnson

In common, there are some important early indicators of development reversals from what the rental market saw all through nearly all of 2020. These shifts, nonetheless, don’t come as a complete shock, because Real Estate the rental market tends to pick up in the New Year after the holiday season. The Northeast PHSI fell 9.2% to ninety two.three in February, a 3.9% dip from a yr ago. In the Midwest, the index dropped 9.5% to 102.4 final month, down 6.1% from February 2020.

Is a real estate agent a stressful job?

“Real estate can be an incredibly rewarding but challenging

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9 best plant-based proteins to add to your diet

Susan S. Johnson

Nearly a quarter of Americans say they’re eating more protein from plant sources than they were a year ago, according to a just-released food and health survey conducted on behalf of the International Food Information Council (IFIC). Still, the number of people who’ve tried a plant-based diet in the past year hasn’t budged from the year before.

Ali Webster, Ph.D., a registered dietitian and director of research and nutrition communications at the IFIC, said it signifies that people are experimenting more, but not necessarily making major changes to their culinary identity. “For most people, choosing plant protein doesn’t mean giving

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UC Reading List

Susan S. Johnson

If you’ve just received an ulcerative colitis (UC) diagnosis, you likely have a lot of questions. And even if you’ve lived with UC for many years, you know that your management plan can change over time.

That’s why it’s always helpful to have resources available for when you want to learn more.

Books about UC and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be great references about the conditions and treatment options.

They can offer tips and advice on how to eat for UC and manage your mental health while living with this condition — and they can remind you that you’re

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